CHRIS GARTNER is a Toronto based Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, and Composer.
He has been a sought after accompanist on recordings, and tours around the world for well over the last 25 years. Chris has produced JUNO nominated recordings, and can be heard playing on over 100 albums, plus movie soundtracks, cartoons, jingles, and radio and television themes.
He has recorded with Grammy winning ECM recording artist DAVID DARLING,
keyboardist GARTH HUDSON(The BAND), and LOREENA MCKENNITT among many others.
Performed with numerous Kirtan artists including:
David Newman, Dave Stringer, Adam Bauer, Shantala,
Danny Paradise, Suzanne Sterling, Girish, Swaha, Lila,
Mike Cohen, Brenda McMorrow, Leah Longo, Parvati,
Wynne Paris, Narada Wise, and Lana Sugarman.
He produced both of Lana Sugarman's recordings:
(Invocation, and Reverence) and also produced
the debut cd ‘Walking Home’ from violinist
Genevieve Walker (Krishna Das)
A mainstay on the Canadian World Music scene, Chris has also performed with Master Indian Classical musicians Trichy Sankaran(mrdangam), and the late Dhruva Ghosh(sarangi).
He is a member of Music can Heal, and has also offered “music meditation” programs with
Master Shakuhachi flute player Debbie Danbrook.