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Episode 6: Christa Grix, Jazz Harpist

Episode 6: Christa Grix, Jazz Harpist


Christa fell under the spell of the harp during her first lesson at 16. Two years earlier,
she was transfixed by live jazz during a performance at her high school. The two
influences have shaped, but not limited her explorations and accomplishments on the
Equally adept as both a classical and jazz harpist, she is one of those rare individuals
who can make the transition from the jazz rhythm section to the symphonic string
section sound effortless. The appeal and respect her music generates has taken her
throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as an invited soloist and clinician at all the
major harp festivals and conferences.
Christa released her first jazz harp recording, freefall, in 1996, on the Freefall Music label.
Her second recording, Cheek to Chic was released in 2002. She is the President and CEO
of Freefall Music, and founder of ArtnHarp, a division of Freefall Music.
She currently sits on the board of the Detroit Musicians Fund, and is a past board m