Chris is a saxophonist, arranger and composer based in London, England. He performs regularly at many of the leading Jazz venues in the UK and internationally with his own projects and as a sideman. An award-winning alumnus of Birmingham Conservatoire's prestigious jazz course, he has been an in-demand player in many different contexts, including recording/performing with the Clark Tracey Quintet + Hexad, Young pilgrims, Tom Dunnett Sextet, Omar Kamal, Emma Smith, James Hudson, Hailey Tuck, Jonathan Silk Big band, Hackney Colliery Band, Toby Boalch Sextet, Three Step Manoeuvre and many others.
After graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire, Chris was drafted into UK Jazz drum legend Clark Tracey's quintet, with whom he recorded 2 studio albums and toured the UK extensively. He has also recorded 2 albums with modern jazz brass band Young Pilgrims and is featured on albums by jazz pianist Toby Boalch and drummer/composer Jonathan Silk.
Chris was the winner of the Mike Gibbs/BBC big band jazz orchestra arranging prize in 2011, followed by being awarded the Yamaha scholarship for outstanding Jazz Musicians in 2012. He was also a finalist in the Worshipful Company of Musicians Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition in 2015.
Chris's current band is the Chris Maddock Quartet, based around the classic Hammond organ trio plus sax, playing original compositions and arrangements by Chris. The band has recently released its debut EP 'The Hunt' on the Ubuntu Music record label.