Featuring eight of Chris Mondak's original compositions, Eternal Youth captures the spirit and energy of jazz in the 21st century. Released in May of 2019, Eternal Youth already has amassed radio play on well over 100 stations, and has received multiple spins on national programs such as Jazz Happening How and Jazz After Hours.
In addition to Chris on bass, Eternal Youth includes performances by some of Boston's top young jazz musicians, including Matt Kelly (trumpet), Haoran Li (trombone), Solomon Alber (sax), Federico Nuti (piano), Carlos Heredia (guitar), and Gavin Connolly (drums). Eternal Youth is available on all major online platforms for purchase of physical CDs, streaming, and downloads.
Born in Venezuela, raised in Illinois, and now residing in Boston, composer and bassist Chris Mondak already has amassed vast experience in music.
Chris has studied with bass luminaries Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, and Larry Gray, and played with the likes of Shelly Berg, Melanie Charles, Dave Douglas, Wayne Escoffery, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Hamilton, Jesus Molina, Matt Savage, and Marvin Stamm.
With an aggressive bass style reminiscent of Charles Mingus, Chris has toured extensively in the U.S., playing with the Jazz Band of America, pop/R&B vocalist Emmaline, rock band Rev Gusto, and his own jazz combos the Chris Mondak Quartet, and West of Staley. Chris also has performed in Australia and Mexico, and toured throughout China as a member of the Nextgen Jazz Quartet.
As a composer, Chris has written tracks for his own CD Eternal Youth, along with those of his jazz combos the Nextgen Jazz Quartet and West of Staley, and his high school rock band NxT.