Gig Details

Chapin Jazz X-tet at the Lake House

The X-tet performs weekly at the Lake House Restaurant in Lake Bluff. They alternate Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to check out the calendar to see when they are playing next.

In the fall of 2017, the band was recorded live. Hear that album here.


Jim Jacobs Duo/Trio

For a quiet evening of cool jazz and delicious Italian dining, head over to the Deerfield Italian Kitchen, where Bill has been playing piano and keyboard bass every Thursday since 2013 with trumpeter Jim Jacobs. We play from 6-9 pm, and on any night you’ll hear a broad variety of tunes from the jazz canon.

College of Lake County Jazz Ensemble

Bill is grateful for so many educationally rich and musically significant experiences he has enjoyed while playing with the CLC jazz ensembles and combos. From his two  years with the band in the 80’s when he was first studying jazz, to playing bass with the CLC combo, to his more recent stint while working to up his playing game, the college band has offered challenging music, the opportunity to play with top notch jazz musicians, and the thrill of performing with guest artists who have achieved the highest level in jazz performance. Watch the calendar for our two concert dates each semester, and come out and hear the band swing.

Your Event Here

We are also available to play for corporate or private events, in your home, or at your venue.

Want just the jazz pianist? Bill plays solo piano, too.

Interested in booking Bill or the X-tet? Click here to send us an email.

Upcoming Gigs

December 6, 2019
  • Chapin Jazz X-tet plays the Lake House

    December 6, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Lake House, 525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, USA

December 8, 2019
  • Chapin Jazz Studio Sunday Jazz Jam

    December 8, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Chapin Jazz Studio | Chapin Jazz X-tet, 146 Center St #4, Grayslake, IL 60030, USA

    Students of jazz who can read music and who range in age from young to more seasoned are welcome at the Sunday Jazz Jam Session, which happens one Sunday a month September through May. Bill starts each session with a coached tune. Then participants select the jazz standards on which they want to improvise. Fake books, drums, bass, piano, keyboards, and amps are all provided. Participants need to bring their horns and their spirit of adventure, an essential ingredient for growing creatively through improvisation.

December 12, 2019
  • Bill @ Deerfield Italian Kitchen w/ Jim Jacobs Trio

    December 12, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

December 14, 2019
  • Chapin Jazz X-tet plays the Lake House

    December 14, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lake House, 525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, USA

December 19, 2019
  • Chapin Jazz X-tet plays Tudor Wine Bar

    December 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

About the X-TET

Whether you want swing, blues, or Latin jazz, the X-tet finds the groove you love.
Playing in formats from one to six pieces, the X-tet provides the sleek sound of solo piano, the pulse of a trio, or the harmonies of a full combo with saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
The X-tet is perfect for upscale dining and lounges, classy cocktail hours and receptions, fundraisers and galas, and corporate events.
Whether we play quietly in the background or lay down our musical souls from the front of the stage — the X-tet has the formula for great jazz.


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