PERFORMER

Sounding great!!! BRAVO! I’m a huge fan!

Don
Owens
Professor Emeritus
Northwestern University
2021
Evanston, IL, USA

Accomplished bandleader, composer, and arranger Keri Chryst heads up her own interchangeable jazz combos – duos, trios, quintets, dectets, full big bands – as well as rocking out the old school soul when the occasion calls for it.

 

This season, Keri has been touring Europe, Africa and the USA with her "The French Connection" and  "Roots 66" concert programs and also with Paris' jazz vocal trio par excellence — Sweet System — for their Ella Fitzgerald tribute Sweet Ella.  A range of workshops and educational programs are also available in conjunction with each concert’s theme. 

A consummate musician in any situation, we invite you to keep an ear out for news of Ms. Chryst as she continues to spread her classic swing style around Paris and the International music scene.

 

GIGS - Calendar

Event
EventPhoto
DateNTime
Venue
Featuring
Reservations
Sponsored By
Sweet Ella - Tribute
21/08/2021
Manoir de Miannay
Sweet System
Vimeu Jazz Summer
Digital Masterclass
03/03/2021
Online w/ MAYJO, Omaha
Metropolitain Area Youth Jazz Orchestra
Nebraska Arts Council, UNO
Digital Masterclass
30/11/2020
Online w/ U. of Nebraska, Omaha (UNO)
UNO Jazz Students
Nebraska Arts Council
Digital Masterclass
17/11/2020
Online w/ U. of Nebraska, Omaha (UNO)
UNO Big Band
Nebraska Arts Council
Sweet Ella - Tribute
13/06/2020
Jazz Club Etoile, Méridien, Paris, France
Sweet System - vocal trio
http://Post Poned (COVID 19)
LibreCourz Prod
Online Mini-Concert - Honoring 75th Anniversary of V-E Day
07/05/2020
Facebook Live
Keri Chryst Jazz
https://www.facebook.com/KeriChrystJazz/
U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
Big Band Swing
20/04/2020
Monday Night Sessions
Paul Keller Orchestra
http://Post Poned (COVID 19)
Paul Keller Orchestra
Big Band Swing
13/04/2020
Monday Night Sessions
Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra
Post Poned (COVID 19)
Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra
Artist Residency
06/04/2020
Lincoln Elementary, NE
http://Stay Tuned for New Videos
Nebraska Arts Council
Sweet Ella - Tribute
08/02/2020
Pavillon de Romainville, France
Sweet System - vocal trio
https://www.ville-romainville.fr/agenda/2693/897-sweet-system.htm
LibreCourz Prod
Holiday Event
23/12/2019
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
Lolabard Carolers
Lolabard Productions
Holiday Event
19/12/2019
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
Lolabard Carolers
Lolabard Productions
Holiday Event (Private)
15/12/2019
Oak Park Country Club, IL
Lolabard Carolers
Lolabard Productions
Holiday Event (Private)
13/12/2019
Loews Hotel, Chicago, IL
Lolabard Carolers
Lolabard Productions
NOAH Annual Benefit Concert
24/11/2019
Pavillion
Stefan Kukurugya (p)
NOAH
Artist In Residence
14/11/2019
Hastings College - French Hall, Hastings, NE
Hasting College Jazz Ensemble
Hastings College
Clinician
11/11/2019
Grand Island Senior High, NE
GISH Jazz Ensemble
Hastings College
Private Concert
09/11/2019
The Kensington, Hastings, NE
HSPS
Artist in Residence
04/11/2019
Watson Elementary, NE
Nebraska Arts Council
Keri Chryst & The French Connection
26/10/2019
Cafe Coda, Madison, WI
Cafe Coda
Moon Landing Tribute
28/06/2019
U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
KCME All-Stars
Arts Embassy International
Arist in Residence
04/04/2019
SCB Private School
SCB PTO
Festival Adjudicator
01/04/2019
Hastings College, NE
Tom "Bones" Malone, "Blue" Lou Marini, "Captain" Kirk Garrison, Joey & Tony Gulizia
Hastings College, Nebraska Arts Council, Private Donors
Artist Residency
29/11/2018
SOS Children's Village
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
26/11/2018
Centre Culturel de Cameroon
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g) and Zic'Us Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
26/11/2018
U.S. Embassy, Cameroon
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g) and Zic'Us Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Sweet Ella - Tribute
18/06/2018
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris, France
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Artist Residency
09/06/2018
White Lotus & Modzi Arts, Zambia
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
09/06/2018
U.S. Embassy, Zambia
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Swingin' Christmas
05/12/2017
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris, France
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Sweet Ella - Tribute
30/11/2017
Méridien Jazz Club Étoile, Paris, France
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Sweet Ella - CD Release
14/10/2017
Sunset-Sunside Jazz Club, Paris
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Artist Residency
06/06/2017
Modzi Arts, Zambia
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
06/06/2017
U.S. Embassy, Zambia
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Sweet Ella - Tribute
04/06/2017
Chateau de Fontainebleau, France
Sweet System
U.S. Embassy, Paris
Improvisation Clinic
27/04/2017
Collège George Méliès, Paris 19
Sweet System
U.S. Embassy, Paris
Sweet Ella - Tribute
25/04/2017
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris, France
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Festival Jazz Sur Seine
20/04/2017
Sunset-Sunside Jazz Club, Paris
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Sweet Ella - Tribute
14/03/2017
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris, France
Sweet System
LibreCourz Prod
Arist in Residence
20/10/2016
SCB Private School
SCB PTO
Artist Residency
16/06/2014
Camp LeMonier
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (guit), Nicola Ayoube (dance)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
14/06/2014
Institut Français
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (guit), Nicola Ayoube (dance)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency Copy
12/06/2014
U.S. Embassy, Djibouti
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (guit), Nicola Ayoube (dance)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artists in Residence
04/11/2013
Hastings H.S. Auditorium, Hastings, NE
Philippe Petit (p) and Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
Private Donors
Masterclasses
19/10/2013
Day Star, Chicago, IL
SongShop Chicago
Keri Chryst & The French Connection
19/10/2013
Day Star, Chicago, IL
Dennis Lexion (p), John Sims (b)
SongShop Chicago
Artist Residency
27/04/2013
U.S. Embassy, Tanzania
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
26/04/2013
U.S. Embassy, Tanzania
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g), Damien Soul (vox)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
23/04/2013
U.S. Embassy, Tanzania
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
19/10/2012
U.S. Embassy, Ghana-Sao Tomé
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g), Mélim Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
03/03/2012
Institut Français
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g), Kundé Troupe
U.S. Embassy, Cameroon
Artist Residency
02/03/2012
U.S. Embassy, Cameroon
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
01/03/2012
Alliance Française
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
U.S. Embassy, Cameroon
Artist Residency
27/02/2012
U.S. Embassy, Cameroon
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g)
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
31/01/2012
U.S. Embassy, Togo
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman (g), David Agbolo (g), The Seeds
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
31/01/2012
Carrefour International d'Arts
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman, D'agbeneva Dance Troupe
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
31/01/2012
SOS Children's Village
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Visiting Artist
13/01/2012
Larkin H.S., Elgin, IL
Larkin H.S. French Dept.
Artist Residency
13/11/2011
Camp LeMonier
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman, Command Sgt. Rick Matticks and his band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
13/11/2011
U.S. Embassy, Djibouti
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
13/11/2011
Arts and Culture Center, Djibouti
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
06/11/2011
U.S. Embassy, Madagascar-Comoros
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
03/11/2011
U.S. Embassy, Madagascar-Comoros
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
03/10/2011
U.S. Embassy, Swaziland
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman, Bholoja Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
03/10/2011
SOS Children's Village, Mbabane
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman, Bholoja Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
03/10/2011
House On Fire, Club
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman, Bholoja Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services
Artist Residency
03/10/2011
U.S. Embassy, Swaziland
Jumpin' Jeff Hoffman, Bholoja Band
US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services