Friday, Nov 5th / 9 pm / Narva College Foyer
Ben Chawes Trio / Denmark
Ben Chawes – vocal, keyboards
Graig Earle – double bass
Michael Strange – drums
Ben Chawes’ acclaimed debut “Up Close” propelled him through the sound barrier and into well-earned popularity, sending the 4-time award winning singer, pianist and entertainer out on a large-scale tour of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, USA and Canada.
With his timeless and sparkling personal bid on vocal jazz-soul-pop in the international league he is one of the few musicians to have sung their way to Ray Charles’ heart. And he is the first musician to sign an exclusive sponsorship deal with the crème de la crème of international audio design, Bang & Olufsen.
Ben Chawes is much more than merely a singer. He combines an obvious crooner talent with his own special ingredient: mouth instruments. His ability to sound like a band with his mouth is uncanny. In 2022 Ben Chawes will released new music. More groove-felt songs will be added compared to his last critically acclaimed release “Up Close”. An album that effectively demonstrates that Ben Chawes has found his own sound in mature methodical freedom and a striking subtlety.
When Ben Chawes takes the stage, you get more than his fantastic songs, his mellow and agile crooning and his super unplugged band. His concerts also showcase his sensational mouth, which for a spell does the work of an entire combo.
Ben Chawes is bringing Torben Bjørnskov on bass and Michael Strange on drums. Both players have a long career behind them, touring the most of the world and played with other stars such as Jamie Cullum, It’s a very up close and intimate concert experience one will witness when these three virtuoso musicians take the stage.
Ben Chawes is a winner of four American music awards, including “Artist of the year”. The singer, songwriter, piano player and producer releases his new album in 2022.
Ben Chawes graduated at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston with honor “cum laude”.
He has toured solo and with his band in USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, France, Greece, Romania, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Japan and Thailand.
He has recorded/performed with the likes of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHØP and the legendary soul singer Aaron Neville and was featured in the Danish international hit TV series “The Crime”.
Ben Chawes appears on 15 albums.
IDeeJazz 2021 @Narva