Chris Newbury

milonga, Independent

Chris Newbury

Chris Newbury has a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree from Eastern Washington University. While at Eastern, Chris was able to perform with artists such as: Bill Holman, Matt Harris, Wayne Horvitz, Brad Dutz, Gordon Stout, She-e Wu, and Nebojsa Zivkovic.

As an educator, Chris has overseen the Jazz and Orchestra programs at Hanford High School in Richland, WA for the past 5 years. He has helped establish Hanford High as one of the premier High School programs in the Northwest.

He is currently the drummer for Milonga, a popular Latin band based in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to Milonga, Chris also stays busy playing with a number of artists throughout the Northwest. Chris has been blessed to share the stage with artists such as Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Ingrid Jensen, Derico Watson, Los Lobos, Ryan Montana, John Dover and many more. He also maintains a busy teaching schedule along with composing/arranging music for groups around the country. Chris endorses Yamaha Drums, Remo Drumheads and Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.

Chris and his wife, Wendy, live in Pasco, WA with their daughter, Nile, and son, Cairo, and enjoy leading worship at Columbia Community Church in Richland, WA.

"I believe music is a blessing from God and it is such an amazing thing to be able to spend my life learning it and sharing it with others!"