Chris Edmunds is a freelance musician and composer living and working in his native New Orleans. As an accomplished guitarist and tenor banjo player, Edmunds has performed with bands all over town such as Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Cottonmouth Kings, Palmetto Bug Stompers, TomCats, Loose Marbles, and many others. He also leads his own traditional New Orleans jazz band, the New Orleans Moonshiners, which performs many of his original songs. The Moonshiners have performed at Lincoln Center in New York, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, among many others. The Moonshiners' 2011 release "Frenchmen St. Parade" was voted Best Traditional Album of 2011 by the readers of Offbeat Magazine, and the band has been featured in Forbes Magazine and Southern Living. Edmunds is also an accomplished composer, composing for both the screen and the theatre stage, as well as having composed numerous chamber and orchestral works for the concert stage. After receiving his Bachelors in Music from Columbia College Chicago, Chris went on to study film scoring in Los Angeles under the direction of Mark Watters and Ray Colcord on the CBS lot in Studio City. During a year-long stint in South America, Edmunds composed the score for the Chilean documentary, "Vine a Trabajar y Punto." He also composed the underscore for the local play, "Turning of the Bones" in 2009. Edmunds' compositional style, which continues to evolve, blends elements of musical styles from all over the world with elements of the music from his native New Orleans, all combined within classical forms.