Billboard charting saxophonist, Chris Godber has become a highly sought after performer in both the Smooth Jazz & Gospel Jazz realms.
His 2015 album “Starting Over”launched him into the Smooth Jazz spotlight with the chart topping hits Rain and Chill.
HIs goal when he performs is not to just entertain, but to inspire.
At an early age, he was told he could not play saxophone due to the severity of his asthma, but he found a way to play anyway.
For over 20 years, Godber has been leaving others breathless with his soulful saxophone playing and inspiring testimony.
Aside from being a chart-topping saxophonist, he’s also a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and has worked the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His recent single, Essential, is filled with positive energy reflecting the healing nature of music and the arts.
He has shared the stage and or opened up for a wide range of notable artists such as Mindi Abair, Marcus Anderson, Jackiem Joyner, Average White Band, Tower of Power, Dr. John, Snarky Puppy, Sara Evans, T. Graham Brown and even the live tour of Dancing with the Stars.
You can read more of his Bio on his site HERE.
In this episode we talked about:
- Chris’s connection with recent guest, Jennifer Price
- His upbringing in a military family and how it influenced his appreciation of music
- Tips & breathing exercises (from a Respiratory Therapist)
- How he got into R&B and gospel music
- How the saxophone is the closest instrument to the human voice & why singing is so important for success on the saxophone
- How he learned improvisation…and it wasn’t through formal training
- How Chris got into respiratory therapy
- Juggling work as a musician and respiratory therapist
- Being an artist during the pandemic
- Upcoming projects and shows
You can watch the interview here: