Saturday, January 11, 2020

An Evening of American Songbook Jazz at Library

Atla and Matt DeChamplain will perform An Evening of American Songbook Jazz alongside special guest Nat Reeves at Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Saturday, January 11, at 5:00 pm.

Pianist Matt DeChamplain has performed at numerous venues and festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Berklee Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Additionally, he teaches at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music. His wife, Atla DeChamplain, is a jazz vocalist who teaches at Western Connecticut University and Capital Community College. Both Matt and Atla are graduates of the University of Toledo, and in 2015, they released their first collaboration, PAUSE, featuring jazz artist Jon Hendricks.

The DeChamplains will be joined by bassist Nat Reeves, who has performed for nearly forty years in venues across the globe and released his own jazz album, State of Emergency! in 2012. This past year alone, Nat has performed in India and Japan, at festivals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Detroit, and Atlanta, and at Lincoln Center.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.