Chris Deusinger, Saxophone

Chris Deusinger began playing clarinet in fourth grade.  In his Junior year of high school he discovered the saxophone and his true passion was revealed. 

His first professional gig was on cruise ships where he worked with the likes of Rain, The Coasters, The Platters, Mickey Dolenz and Ben Vereen.  He has backed up such stars as Bobby Darin, Frankie Avalon, and Wayne Newton. 

His playing career twice led him to Branson where he worked in both the Shoji Tabuchi Band and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra.  He had the fortune of making an album with the legendary clarinetist Pete Fountain as well as sharing the stage with icons Bobby Vinton and Andy Williams. 

He was the cornerstone in the horn section of the Horn Dawgs in Branson and the powerhouse, St. Louis-based dance band Dr. Zhivegas. 

His repertoire includes flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes. 

While he is a jazzer at heart, his favorite music to play is anything that makes you want to shake your butt. 

His major influences include Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, John Coltrane, Bob Mintzer, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind, and Fire and Steely Dan.

He recently moved to Cape Girardeau, MO to be with his wife, Sam and daughter, Kennedy. 

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