Chris Jaxon

Bassist, Songwriter, Producer

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Degree in Popular Music Performance from USC. Bassist for Threatin. Have perfect pitch and can engineer myself so learning and recording to songs is no issue. Mainly produce pop, hip hop, and rock.

Chris Jaxon has been surrounded by music for as long as he can remember. Born to a recording engineer/former musician and a former dancer, music was always being discussed in his household growing up. As soon as he got his first drum set in third grade, Chris knew that music was his calling. He has since learned guitar, piano, tuba, and several other instruments, but none of them have had as much impact on his life as the bass. Since he got his first bass in 8th grade, Chris was the only bass player in his middle school and one of a handful in high school. He was in very high demand, playing in bands and performing at school events. Rigorously improving his skill throughout high school, he was accepted into USC’s Popular Music Performance major and was more in demand than ever. By the end of his freshman year, Chris was involved in 11 musical projects with varying degrees of commitment. Eventually, he drastically cut down his projects; only keeping those that he felt he was a core member. Now, Chris is mostly working as a solo artist under the name Chris Jaxon, primarily writing pop and hip-hop songs. In addition, he is one-third of the alternative band That Comes Later and is the touring bassist for Threatin. Chris Jaxon is managed by Souder Music Group.

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  1. Review by Sylvia bosco
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    Chris is super talented! Professional, collaborative, and fun to work with. He has produced, ran the session, and played multiple instruments on a handful of my songs, and offers creative ideas quickly on the spot!

  2. Review by Curtis Ulin
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    I hire Chris for pretty much every project I work on. He is an excellent bass player and producer. He can prep tracks for studio and live use quickly, and plays bass in a wide variety of styles, I often rely on him as a musical swiss army knife. He also has a great ear (perfect pitch) and selection of gear and is always able to get the sound I want. To date we've worked on 7 albums for various artists together, and I hope to work on many more with him in the future. He is also very good looking.

  3. Review by Emily Davina
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    I worked on some original music with Chris during the global pandemic of 2020 and could not have had a better experience making music with him. He was professional, enthusiastic and supportive of my creative ideas, and so easy to work with. He responds quick to new ideas and is brilliant at working to a deadline. I thoroughly enjoyed writing music with Chris and as a songwriter, I felt in such good hands and feel happy to work with him again in the future. Highly recommend for co-writing and producing.

  4. Review by Threatin
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    I first hired Chris as a touring bassist for an overseas performance in London. He is an intuitive musician that is able to learn material quickly and efficiently. He pays attention to the details of a song and recognizes nuances most people overlook. As a bassist, he plays with precise timing and has an inherent feel for dynamics that ensures the music being performed feels alive. On the business end, he always conducts himself professionally, has strong communication skills, and a natural initiative that cannot be taught. All around, Chris is one of the best musicians I've encountered.

  5. Review by cøzybøy
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    chris is an amazing producer, i personally have worked very closely with him for years and i've known him for even longer. words arent enough to describe the honesty, loyalty, talent, and care he puts into every aspect of his work and process, which extends far beyond the studio. you simply have to experience his genius and presence. love you chris!

  6. Review by cøzybøy
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    chris is an amazing producer, i personally have worked very closely with him for years and i've known him for even longer. words arent enough to describe the honesty, loyalty, talent, and care he puts into every aspect of his work and process, which extends far beyond the studio. you simply have to experience his genius and presence. love you chris!

  7. Review by NELLO
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    Chris is a musical genius! He is able to hear what a song is lacking and is able to find the missing pieces and make everything come together. He's a brilliant instrumentalist and a great lyricist that has helped me on numerous of my own songs. I would recommend Chris to anyone who is looking to greatly enhance their musical works or vision!

Interview with Chris Jaxon

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. A: Highly variable. Generally attack song head on and then edit from there.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: Musicality and excitement

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Versatility

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Metal, EDM

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: If the song is weak, it doesn't matter how cool your beat is.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: Travis Scott is the most interesting artist to me at the moment.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Complimentary

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: Started on drums, then guitar, then bass. USC Popular Music major. Producing since high school.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Bass, Production, Songwriting

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Paul McCartney, Gucci Mane, Thom Yorke, Kanye West

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: JBL Speakers, Audix Mics, Warwick/Music Man/Fender/Monoprice/Schecter basses

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: Audix mic, Fender Jazz Bass, Laptop, M-Audio Venom keyboard, headphones

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Make sure they are reliable. It doesn't matter how good somebody is if you can't count on them.

  27. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  28. A: Networking and Challenging myself

  29. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  30. A: I will add something to your song that you would not have thought of doing.

  31. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  32. A: Jillian Lavin

  33. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  34. A: 5 Song EP, several singles as solo artist and as collaborations.

  35. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  36. A: My currently-released EP. I did everything myself except mixing and some recording.

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