Bassist and composer Chris Lightcap simultaneously played violin in a local youth symphony and took gigs on bass guitar with local rock bands as well as his school’s jazz and concert bands. Upon graduating from Williams College, he moved to his current home, New York City.
Lightcap has performed and recorded within the New York’s jazz and contemporary music scenes. With two critically acclaimed albums of original music, Lightcap continues to write, contributing music to various cooperative bands and side projects. As a sideman, Lightcap works with a wide array of material and musicians, having toured and played in major festivals with such bandleaders as Matt Wilson, Terrel Stafford, and Rob Brown. In addition to his freelance career, Lightcap is touring and playing around New York City with his current group, Bigmouth.