Kris Tokarski Sextet featuring Chloe Feoranzo
Redwood Coast Music Festival 2018 Performing Artist
Two of the most in demand musicians in New Orleans backed by an all-star rhythm section and playing small-band Jazz, inspired by the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Earl Hines, Jess Stacy and other icons of Swing.
Kris Tokarski is comfortable in any piano style from Classic Ragtime to Modern Jazz. He frequently appears at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival and is the music director for the Bombay Club in New Orleans.
In 2011, Tokarski moved to New Orleans to complete a master's degree at the University of New Orleans. Shortly after moving to the "Cradle of Jazz" he embraced the early piano traditions of the city as well as those of the northeast where he grew up. A keen interest in the music of Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, and Teddy Wilson; combined with his bebop roots allowed Tokarski to develop an all encompassing voice of his own, deeply rooted in the jazz piano tradition.
Currently, Tokarski is thriving as an in demand jazz pianist performing throughout the city, country, and abroad. He has performed at notable jazz festivals and venues including the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Fest, Snug Harbor, The Jazz Corner, and The Green Mill. Kris has had the pleasure of sharing the bandstand with Evan Christopher, Hal Smith, Duke Heitger, Tim Laughlin, Andy Schumm, and many others.
Chloe Feoranzo is a 25 year old clarinet and saxophonist who has been performing professionally since the age of 15. She grew up playing in youth orchestras, musical pits, along with swing, dixieland bands and guest artist at festivals of the Southern California area. She just completed a three year tour with Pokey LaFarge. The band toured many countries and appeared on various shows like,The Late Show with David Letterman, Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry. She now resides in New Orleans, LA as a freelance musician and has begun touring part time with Postmodern Jukebox.
TV and Radio Shows:
Steppin' Out WYES (Tom McDermott) 2017
American Epic Documentary (Pokey LaFarge) 2016
The Late Show with David Letterman (Pokey LaFarge) 2014 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1204po_pokey-lafarge-central-time-live-on-david-letterman_music
A Prairie Home Companion (Pokey LaFarge) 2014 http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2014/06/14/
Marty Stewart Show (Pokey LaFarge) 2014
The Late Late Show in Ireland (Pokey LaFarge)2014
Good Morning New Zealand (Pokey LaFarge) 2014 http://tvnz.co.nz/good-morning/thursday-26-march-6268581
A Prairie Home Companion (Pokey LaFarge) 2013 http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2013/10/05/
David Feldman Show with Will Ryan - 2012 http://davidfeldmanshow.com/tag/chloe-fiorenzo/
Supernatural, Season 7 - Time After Time (California Feetwarmers) 2011
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences': Summer of Silents -The Covered Wagon (Will Ryan) 2011
Kris Tokarski Sextet
Kris Tokarski - leader, piano
Chloe Feoranzo - reeds, vocals
Hal Smith - drums
Katie Cavera - bass, vocals
Marc Caperone - Trumpet, vocals