Chris Nguyen began playing saxophone in the 6th grade. He attended Stockdale High School under the direction of Mr. John Biller and participated in the marching band, advanced wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble. It was also here that his interest jazz grew. While at Stockdale, Chris participated in the Kern County Honor Band through all four years of high school as well as the Kern County Honor Jazz Band in 2008 and 2009. He is attending CSUB as a sophomore music major on a jazz festival scholarship. Chris has studied and performed with members of the faculty, including Doug Davis, Jim Scully, and Paul Perez. He has also performed with various artists such as Jeff Hamilton, Ingrid Jensen, Clayton Cameron, Dave Tull, and Kris Tiner, among others.