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Hear the X=4 Quartet at Family Piano

Come hear the Chapin Jazz X-tet! They’ll be performing in the comfortable Riverside Room at Family Piano–designed for your listening pleasure.

X=4, the group’s quartet, will play original tunes and unique versions of jazz standards ranging from John Coltrane to Dexter Gordon to Pat Metheny.

X=4 Performers: Jim Richardson–drums | Bill Chapin–piano | Paul Nielsen–bass | Chris Wren–tenor sax

And don’t miss our up-and-coming student opening act–The Jazzies.

When: Sunday, April 7th, 2 pm

WhereFamily Piano – 118 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL

Tickets: Purchase Tickets online for $10 in advance or $12 at the door

Chapin Jazz X-tet at the Lake House


The X-tet in its sextet format 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

March 28, 2019
  • Bill plays with Jim Jacobs Trio

    March 28, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015, USA

March 29, 2019
  • Chapin Jazz X-tet plays the Lake House

    March 29, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Lake House, 525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, United States

April 4, 2019
  • Bill plays with Jim Jacobs Trio

    April 4, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015, USA

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

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

April 7, 2019
  • Chapin Jazz X-tet plays Family Piano

    April 7, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Family Piano Co, 118 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085, USA

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.

BOOK THE X-TET

Please fill out the form below to book the Bill Chapin Jazz X-tet for your event.