Founder and Owner
Chris Falk was born and raised in the birthplace of Jazz: New Orleans. From an early age he was interested in music and the arts. Growing up in New Orleans he was exposed to all sorts of music and attended many music events such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival which brings in hundreds of music artists every year.
In high school, he received many acknowledgement’s such as the Jewish War Veterans Medal for Athletic, Academic, and Leadership Excellence, Medal of Excellence in Speech, Medal of Excellence in Leadership, and was an active member of the theater and music societies.
At the University of New Orleans he was an active member of the theatre, film, and music programs and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Communications.
Chris moved to Sarasota in 2005 to become the assistant technical director for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall planning and implementing major performances such as Tony Bennett, Billy Idol, Eartha Kitt, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Moody Blues, B.B. King, as well as many musicals, comedy acts, and other music performances.
In April of 2010, he founded Sarasota Music Scene (www.sarasotamusicscene.com). Since its founding SMS has reached over 3,000 fans on Facebook, sponsored 7 concerts, held a Sarasota Music Scene concert, held 8 press kit parties, was co presenter of Noise Ordinance 2 CD (the second installment of Noise Ordinance consisting of 39 LOCAL ORIGINAL BANDS, a grassroots collaborative project designed to bring local original live musical acts together to create and cross-promote a compilation CD showcasing the talented original bands and diverse performing musical artists in the greater Sarasota Music Scene and 941 area), co-presented the Noise Ordinance 2 concert, raised awareness of music in the Sarasota area, and became the leading resource to find out about music.
After moving to Kalamazoo in October 2010, Chris founded Kzoo Music Scene, LLC in April of 2011. Chris is so proud and honored to be able to support a music community that is continually thriving and maturing.