Alums and current participants of the Grayslake Jazz Combo Workshop 2013 join professional players onstage at the Drew Chapin Memorial Jazz Jam Session held on August 6, 2013 in Central Park, Grayslake.
Donate to the Drew Chapin Scholarship Fund (online, by mail, or in person at the concert).
Jazz musicians, please join us to play jazz standards. We will have copies of the Real Book in all keys at the concert.
Come out and hear all the combos perform and improvise over jazz standards at their free concerts:
- Wed, July 19, 7 pm, Round Lake Beach Cultural Center, 2007 North Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
- Sat, July 22, 2 pm, State Bank of the Lakes Community Room, 50 Commerce Dr, Grayslake
- Tues, Aug 1, 6:30 pm, Grayslake Central Park Pavilion
42 students entering grades 7 through adult are participating in the 2017 Grayslake Jazz Combo Workshop. 5 combos will be performing at each of our concerts this year.
Sunday Evening Combo: Bill Chapin, Director
Juliette Gardiner, Trumpet; Joe Grabowski, Drums; Kevin Hutchins, Alto sax; Robert McNeilly, Trombone; Garrett Munz, Alto sax; Bryce Nowicki, Alto sax; Thomas Power, Guitar; Cale Wolf, Piano
Monday Evening Combo: Tim Barclay, Director
Allison Chung, Alto sax; Alex Delatorre, Alto sax; Lance Francisco, Bass; Henry Ryan, Trombone; Mihir Tandon, Alto sax; Prateek Tandon, Tenor sax; Matthew Yadanza, Piano; Mathias Zipfel, Drums
Saturday Afternoon Combo: Bill Chapin, Director
Connor Bergman, Trombone; Nick Black, Trumpet/Bass; Audrey Chung, Piano; Bobby Emerick, Trombone; Gareth Fullin, Tenor sax; Derrick Gehring, Trumpet; Jack Govern, Tenor sax; Nina Hoek, Alto sax; Jonah Schumow, Clarinet
Sunday Evening Combo: Paul Nielsen, Director
Giovanni Bernardi, Trumpet; James Coyne, Alto sax; Liam Coyne, Trombone; Griffin Fox, Drums/Trombone; Jackson Krook, Guitar; Josie Krook, Piano; Billy Lay, Trombone
Sunday Afternoon Combo: Jon Rarick, Director
Nate Clarke, Alto sax; Tim Husemoller, Bass; Maggie Jensen, Alto sax; Jonah Montag, Trombone; Julius Nagy, Piano; Kyle Otte, Alto sax; John Power, Drums; Alvin Santner, Guitar; Joseph Silberman, Alto sax
The 2nd Sunday Jazz Jam Session is on hiatus for the summer. Please join us next Sunday, Sept 10 from 4-5:30 at the Chapin Jazz Studio. All improvisers and listeners are welcome. See flyer. Watch this space fore the coached tune.
The Chapin Jazz Studio, located in downtown Grayslake, offers private lessons, improv coaching, workshops, and jam sessions...
- for students of all ages interested in learning to play jazz piano
- for instrumentalists wanting to improve their improvisation
- for musicians who want real-world experience playing in a jazz combo.
The studio is equipped with a Yamaha acoustic piano, multiple electronic keyboards, an upright and electric bass, drum set, amps, music stands, and computing devices--everything individuals and groups need to advance in their study of jazz and improvisation.
Bill Chapin brings to this creative learning environment more than 30 years as a jazz pianist, educator, and learning technology specialist. Musically, Bill continues to advance his own skills as a jazz piano performer and improviser through ongoing study, steady work at area clubs, and teaching. Bill also founded and co-leads the Grayslake Jazz Combo Workshop. This summer program provides opportunities for jazz students in grades 7-adult to develop their improvisational skills in a jazz combo.
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