About Me

I was born in Los Angeles, raised in Los Angeles, and God willing I hope to die somewhere other than Los Angeles.

I’ve lived in multiple cities, mainly because I can’t hold a job. My favs were Monterey, Tucson, Denver, and my all-time favorite: Tokyo. In 2013 I realized a life-long dream by visiting Des Moines.

I am a musician, computer geek, and aviator. I have had no notable successes or accolades in any of these pursuits, as my primary goal in life is to remain unknown. That said, I have gotten five straight “Uncontrollable” ratings on the Love Meter at Casa Bonita.

I play a variety of musical instruments including piano and saxophone. I have held a banjo but did not play it; I am considered a gentleman among my musical peers.

I have twice been mistaken for Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, both times it was by blind people.

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

Feel free to e-mail me with comments or questions. You can follow me on Twitter, but good luck getting any tweets. If you’re really feeling daring try friending me on Facebook.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Chris, my brother gave me a CD of Ragtime at the Magic Kingdom by Chris Calabrese. Is that you? I was looking for more information or more music by “you” and came across this blog. I’ve enjoyed reading it, even is this is not “you”. If you are the same Chris Calabrese, you are far from a closet musician. Your 12th Street rag on Youtube is a favorite of mine. My brother said you were employed at Disney parks as a ragtime piano player on Main Street. Is that correct?

    Me? a retired IBMer and computer geek, major in music, but worked in computers my whole life. I love solo piano music of all kinds, Claude Bolling and Peter Nero are favorites; a Capella music like Singers Unlimited.

    Mainly, my wife and I travel. Our website is mostly to post photos and things about our trips.

    Anyway, I enjoyed your posts and ramblings.

    Irvin Johnson
    Vancouver, Washington, USA

  2. Hello Chris,

    I just purchased your cd “Ragtme at the Magical Kingdoms” I absolutely love it!! I listen to it all the time and it gives me and my family a good feeling. I’ve always loved Ragtime piano but I must say you are the best. If I may ask, do you have any other cds out for sale or plan on making more? Would you ever make a cd featuring Old Saloon Piano music? Thanks for your time and the joy your bring us!!!

    Jeff 🙂

  3. Chris,

    Stumbled across a version of “You’ll have to Put a Nightie on Aphrodite” on youtube and was amazed at your piano solo. Your left hand work is brillaint! Not to knock your right hand which was fun, creative and “how-the-hell-do-you-do-this-stuff”. I’m a part-time piano player and you are inspirational! Thank you!

  4. Hi Chris,

    I have just been listening to your album ‘Ragtime At the Magical Kingdoms’ and it is really amazing. I am relatively new to the genre ragtime but I have been missing out.
    I am a big fan of all Disney theme park music. Listening to your album made me feel really happy.

    Do you have any more albums? I couldn’t find any on Itunes.

    Keep up the good work.

    the Netherlands

  5. Hello Chris! I’ve listened to your Ragtime at the Magical Kingdoms CD over and over! I absolutely love it and would love to be able to play it! Is there any chance that you have sheet music available anywhere? Once again thank you so much for sharing your gift!


  6. Hi Chris!

    Our family recently discovered your music and we love it. We were wondering if your music is available to purchase as sheet music. My younger brother is both a Disney and Piano junkie and has been listening to your Ragtime at the Magical Kingdoms almost non-stop. He’s 14 and I know he’d love it so much if he could play your wonderful music for himself.

    ~Kayla (A high-schooler in California)

  7. Hey there!

    I play piano for my pageant talent, and I am very interested in playing one of your pieces for the upcoming 2017 season. How can I obtain the sheet music?

    Thank you for your help!


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