“On Wednesday night I had the privilege of performing for a distinguished audience at the White House State dinner honoring Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China. In attendance were Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter as well as former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Other distinguished guests included Barbra Streisand, Yo-Yo Ma, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Christiane Amanpour and Jamie Rubin among others. I am truly honored to have been asked to perform and It was great to be on stage again with friends Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, Randy Brecker and James Genus. The evening was truly magical and an experience I will never forget” – Chris
In the United States, a state dinner is a formal dinner, more often black tie, which is held in honor of a foreign head of state, such as a king, queen, president, or any head of government. A state dinner is hosted by the President of the United States and held in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington D.C.
Chris w/ Lang Lang
Here’s a great picture from Chris’ sold out show at the Chicago Theater last Saturday!
Earlier this year we told you about Simon, a young trumpeter in Poland who was in a severe car accident. We’re happy let you know he is well on his way to making a full recovery. Simon was able to attend the concert in Warsaw and had a chance to meet with Chris as well!
Here’s an absolutely adorable photo from Warsaw we thought we’d share with everyone!
On Thursday, November 11th, Chris performed alongside multiple Grammy-recipient Juan Luis Guerra at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards! It was a vibrant night with stunning performances and recognition of some of today’s top artists.
Check out this photo of Chris and Juan Luis Guerra’s performance and more on the official Grammy website: