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DAVID CHEVAN: the face of the bass

Colin McEnroe Show podcast


This past August Warren Byrd, my long-time music partner and Afro-Semitic Experience co-founder and I participated in the recording of a special live Colin McEnroe show about musicians making spirituality into art. That two-hour event was pared down to a little less than an hour and aired on Colin’s WNPR show.


The show was taped at the Copper Beech Institute Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Warren and I were joined by three other Connecticut musicians whose art is informed by their spiritual lives, Tina Colon, Arunan Arulampalam, and Noah Baerman.


Interested? The show is now a podcast that you can listen to. Here’s the link:


Playing with The Afro-Semitic Experience at the URJ Biennial 2017

Klezmer Jam Concert Review

During my September Klezmer jam at the Outer Space Stephen Urchik, from the New Haven Arts Paper swung by and hung out for the entire two hour set. He then wrote this review, A Set in the Garden of Eden, about our performance.  Check it out!!

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David Chevan and Darren Litzie at Fornarelli's

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Fornarelli's Ristorante, 99 Orange Street, New Haven

Jamming the night away with Darren Litzie at the only restaurant in New Haven that still has a real piano!! Please join us for great music and tasty food. Musicians and singers are invited to sit in with us for the second and third set!


David Chevan and Bassology at the Elm City Market Jazz Brunch

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Elm City Market , 777 Chapel Street, New Haven

Come to Elm City Market for the brunch and the music and you can even shop for food when you're finished!! All kidding aside it's a great place for music and I'll be bringing a group of players with me including Jocelyn Pleasant on drums Danielle Valentin voice and Rich Goldstein on guitar


Klezmer jam with the Nu Haven Kapelye

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JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd. , Woodbridge

the Klezmer jam series continues at our new home at the Greater New Haven JCC in Woodbridge. The Nu Haven Kapelye hosts our Klezmer jam and I think we are already off to a good start. We had a good turnout of musicians and some audience members as well. I hadn’t really thought about what would happen if there is an audience, but yes, yes, yes!! Please come out to listen and maybe to dance. And please help spread the word on this!! We’re jamming from 7:00-9:00 pm and musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to come and sit in. Bring your instrument and a music stand. We’ll supply the sheet music if you need it.


David Chevan and Bassology at Villa Italia

Villa Italia, 26 Mill River Street, Stamford

Bassology returns to Villa Italia for an evening of jazz standards and smoky blues. If you haven't heard this configuration you're in for a real treat.
come enjoy Danielle Valentin vocals Drew Fermo keyboards Jocelyn Pleasant drums and David Chevan bass


David Chevan's Jazz Jam Session at Fornarelli's

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Fornarelli's Ristorante, 99 Orange Street, New Haven

Saturday, May 19 is my monthly jazz jam at Fornarelli’s. I’ll be playing with Isabella Mendes on piano. As always musicians are invited to sit in and jam with us. Bring your instrument, your voice and/or your ears and come and join us for a swinging jamming evening. Isabella is a walking encyclopedia of great Brazilian music so come ready to play some bossas with us!! As always, all levels, most styles.