Chris Nordlinger is an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and producer with composing credits for Honda, Pizza Hut, Got Milk, Amazon Prime, and Banner Health. Originally from Santa Monica, California, his musical journey began at the age of seven, when his mom signed him up for classical piano lessons. He eventually gravitated towards playing rock, pop and jazz styles. At thirteen, he made the switch to guitar, when he started playing in the Jazz Bands at Crossroads School from middle school through senior year, and for two years, he studied with the late guitar legend Ted Greene, who was kind enough to sell one of his telecasters before he passed.
He was admitted into the Thornton School of Music at USC as a studio/jazz guitar major where he studied with the faculty of world-renowned guitarists, including session guitarist Carl Verheyen.
After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he spent two years, co-writing and playing guitar sessions. He wrote with the late Mark Grey, former hit country songwriter, best known for Alabama's "The Closer You Get" and lead singer of Exile. He also worked with producer Josh Leo, playing guitar for one of his artists. After returning to Los Angeles, he has continued to write, gig, and work as a bandleader and session guitarist. Currently, Chris is writing music for Score A Score, a music licensing company based in Los Angeles.