Son of an opera singer, Jan Joris, Chris JORIS was immersed in classical music since his early childhood.
Very early he embarked on studying piano playing and clarinet and became interested in jazz.
During the sixties he formed an "Experimental-Jazz Trio", which permitted encounters with jazzmen like pianist Fred VAN HOVE, saxophonists John TCHICAI and Michel MAST and South African bassist Johnny "Mbizo" DYANI. With the later, he recorded the tapes which will later be used for his first CD, 15 years later.
In 1977, in Paris, he formed the trio "Assum" with Cheikh Tidiane FALL and Agib DIENG, with whom he toured extensively....