Christian Li is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. Born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in the small town of Horseheads, NY, he began performing regularly at the age of twelve. He has been mentored by a colorful cast of musicians, including Danilo Perez, Ben Street, Greg Osby, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, Joanne Brackeen, John Patitucci, and Alain Mallet.
Christian performs regularly, and has appeared in such notable venues as The Newport Jazz Festival, The Panama Jazz Festival, Jazz En Comminges, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Blue Note, Birdland, and the Detroit Jazz Festival. He has performed with several renowned artists, including Dave Liebman, Greg Osby, Chris Cheek, Rich Perry, Adam Cruz, Jason Palmer, and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown.
Christian is also active in the field of education. He has given workshops in Panama as a part of the Fundación Danilo Pérez as well as at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. He is currently on faculty at the Berklee College of Music and the Calhoun School.
Christian recently released his debut album, Love's Last Lullaby, under saxophonist Greg Osby's record label, Inner Circle Music.