Since our gigs are on pause during the pandemic, below are some of the fun places we played in the past.
Chapin Jazz X-tet at Tudor Wine Bar
Chapin Jazz X-tet enjoyed a few evenings at Tudor Wine Bar. Bill was joined by bassist Jim Batson and drummer Isi Perez.
X=4 Quartet at Family Piano
The Chapin Jazz X-tet in its quartet format had a blast performing in the comfortable Riverside Room at Family Piano.
We played 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
Chapin Jazz X-tet at the Lake House
The X-tet performed weekly at the Lake House Restaurant in Lake Bluff for six years. The restaurant has been sold and demolished, so we won’t be back there. What wonderful times we had there from 2014 to 2020.
In the fall of 2017, the band was recorded live. Hear that album here.
Jim Jacobs Duo/Trio
Bill enjoyed nearly seven years of performing at Deerfield Italian Kitchen with trumpeter Jim Jacobs.
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 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. Here’s to more great performances after the pandemic.
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