Native New Yorker, long time studio musician and session guitarist
Chris Juergensen is in constant demand as a sideman, front
man and clinician. He currently divides his time between Tokyo where he is the vice principal at TOKYO SCHOOL OF MUSIC and Los
Angeles where he continues to write, record, play and teach.
His first solo record, PROSPECTS was critically acclaimed worldwide and his second release, BIG BAD SUN showcased his singing as well as guitar playing. His newest
album, STRANGE PHENOMENA was released in early
2008. His music has been used in coutless movies and commericals such as REGRETS, THE AWAKENED, A NUN A GUN AND A PROSTITUTE and most recently in Victory Motorcycle's promotional videos. For
his efforts in promoting American art through international
music education, Chris was made an honorary citizen of New
Orleans by the Mayor of the city, Marc H. Morial in 1995 and
was asked to perform on behalf of Japan at the
Japanese embassy in Seoul Korea in 2004 and again in 2009.
by Chris, The
Infinite Guitar has remained an international best
selling instructional book since it was first published in
2006 and has been published in Chinese as well as English. The Empowered Musician was
published Summer 2008 and his newest release, The Infinite Guitar Companion was published in June 2011.
Chris has worked with such artists as: Chuck Rainey, Falling You, Lincoln Goines (Mike Stern), Richard Hartley and Soul Resurrection, Otmaro Ruiz (John McLaughlin), Albert Wing (Frank Zappa), Toss Panos (Steve Vai, Mike Landau), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Judith Hill (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), Omar Hakim (Weather Report, Sting), Darryl Jones (Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones), Keith Wyatt (The Blasters), Ralph Humphrey (Manhattan Transfer, Frank Zappa, Wayne Shorter), Kim Plainfield (Tania Maria, The Pointer Sisters), Jay Dibbs (Vanessa Williams), Steve Bailey (The Rippingtons, Dizzy Gillespie), Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson), Mike Shapiro (Al Jarreau, Sergio Mendes), Jerry Watts (Andy Summers, Billy Idol), Russel Ferante (Joni Mitchell, Yellowjackets), Kevyn Lettau, Hussain Jiffry (Robben Ford, Michael MacDonald, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan), Shawn Harris, The Hideous Sun Demons and Ray Luzier (David Lee Roth, Army of Anyone, Korn). PDF