The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring vibraphonist Warren Chiasson

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring vibraphonist Warren Chiasson
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15th from 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the open jazz jam session.
WHERE: City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA.

Be prepared for a fun show as we welcome master vibraphonist Warren Chiasson. He just LOVES playing music for people and his spirit is infectious. Besides that, he brings with him an amazing history of making music with so many well known, diverse and powerful forces in music. Here are a few excerpts from his bio:

Originally a member of the George Shearing Quintet, he has emerged as his own man with a distinctive four-mallet technique that he weaves into a percussive, melodic style.

Prior to forming his own group, Chiasson was for many years best known for his creative contributions to the Chet Baker Quartet, the Tal Farlow Trio, and jazz/pop diva Roberta Flack. In addition to recording his own albums, he has played on over 100 recordings with such artists as Eric Dolphy, Bill Dixon, Hank Crawford and was featured on a Grammy Award winning album with B.B. King.

Since then Chiasson has collaborated with some of the finest musicians in jazz including Paul Bley, Ron Carter, Roland Hanna and the late Jimmy Garrison from the original John Coltrane Quintet. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Warren Chiasson/Jimmy Garrison Duo played regularly at Gregory's in New York City, while Chiasson also hosted a weekly jam session at the Signs of the Zodiac in Harlem. Regular guests included Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Joe Farrell, Wilbur Ware and Joe Chambers.

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. $5 per person room charge for the concert set and donations to the band gratefully accepted. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

Also of Interest
1. Saturday October 12th the Vermont Jazz Center presents the Nicholas Paytonand Cyrille Aimée Duo

Upcoming Guest Artists:
10/15- Warren Chiasson on vibes
1022 - Stephen Riley on tenor sax
10/29 -Greg Abate on sax and flute

11/5 - Don Braden on sax and flute
11/12 - Steve Cardenas on guitar
11/19 - Claire Daly on baritone saz
11/26 - Dmitry Baevsky on alto sax

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