Chris Otts

Saxophonist, Composer, Educator

Atlanta based Saxophonist, Composer, and Educator Chris Otts has been active in the Atlanta music scene since moving to the area in 2010. Otts is currently Artist Affiliate in Jazz Saxophone at Georgia State University. In addition to his teaching, Otts is an award winning performer, composer, and arranger for many groups of varying styles. Most recently Otts was recognized for the compositions on his debut album Layers for which he received the BMI Future Jazz Masters Scholarship. 

As a performer Otts has been able to share the stage and collaborate with incredible jazz artists including Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, Jim Snidero, Scotty Barnhart, Paquito D'Rivera, and Kenny Werner. Otts is well versed in all styles of music and has worked with several pop and rock bands including performing with Blood Sweat and Tears and recording with The Whigs 2016 release “Live in Little Five”.

The Chris Otts Group debut album “Layers” features some of the finest musicians Atlanta has to offer. The group has performed at numerous jazz venues throughout the southeast as well as jazz festivals including the Appalachian Wine and Jazz Festival, and the Candlelight Jazz Festival. Several prominent reviewers have remarked positively on the album.

Otts remains an active performer, educator, and composer throughout the Southeast. To hear music, view upcoming show dates, or any other inquires visit Otts’s website at