Kristopher Funn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing the trumpet at age four and took up the double bass at age 14 upon entering high school. Through the instruction of his father, Charles Funn, Kristopher performed his first professional bass gig the same year he began learning the instrument. Other early accomplishments included winning the “unsung hero” at the Fish Middleton jazz competition at the East Coast Jazz festival also in the first year of instruction.
At age 18, Kristopher attended Howard University to study Computer Science while also performing in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble for two years. After graduating with an honors degree in computer science, Kristopher decided to pursue a career as a professonal jazz musician, performing in several venues in the Baltimore Washington metropolitan areas.
At age 23, Kristopher began touring internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett. For four years he traveled to every major jazz festival in the world touching six continents. Kristopher has appeared on several recordings including the upcoming Christian Scott album on the Concord Jazz label due for release in February 2010. He continues to perform professionally in the Washington D.C. area while touring with the Christian Scott Quintet.