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DAVID CHEVAN: the face of the bass

Please take a look at this short highlights reel from the recent performances of my new work, Letters from the Affair featuring Cantor Malachi Kanfer as Camille Pissarro and Cantor Martin Levson as Edgar Degas.

Colin McEnroe Show podcast

 

Last 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:

http://wnpr.org/post/spirit-music

Dec14

Bassology at Smokin' with Chris

Smokin' with Chris, 59 West Center Street, Southington

Bassology returns to play at Smokin' with Chris in a trio format. Taylor McCoy on vocals, Chris Casey on the piano and yours truly on the bass. Great swinging jazz and barbeque, YUM!! Musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit after the first set.

Dec21

David Chevan and Thomas Ice duo

Cave au Vin, 975 State Street , New Haven

I'm playing some jazz duos with my student, Thomas Ice. He's got a fiery spirit and some good musical ideas. Hope you can come by and hang out in this lovely and laid back space. The perfect place to unwind before the holidays.

Dec22

Nu Haven Kapelye Annual Hanukkah Party!!!

East Rock Concert Series - mActivity Sitting Room, 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven

. It’s the first night of Hanukkah!! Come join us as The Nu Haven Kapelye presents our annual Hanukkah Concert and Party. This year it will be presented as a part of the East Rock Concert Series at the mActivity sitting room, located 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, Connecticut. Join us for Hanukkah songs, dreydl games and more. For tickets and more please click on the link provided to us by the East Rock Concert Series: https://facebook.com/events/433443327586343/?ti=icl

Dec25

Annual December 25th Family Concert featuring the Nu Haven Kapelye

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 06517

The Nu Haven Kapelye presents our annual December 25 Family concert at Congregation Mishkan Israel 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut. This year December 25 is also Hanukkah so we will be playing a wide range of music including traditional Hanukkah favorites along with Klezmer, Yiddish songs and more

Jan5

Bassology @ the Untitled Bistro at the Wadsworth Atheneum

The Untitled Bistro at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford

Sunday, January 5, Bassology makes its debut at the buffet brunch in the Untitled Bistro at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The band will feature Danielle Valentin on vocals, Chris Casey on keyboards, Jocelyn Pleasant on drums along with yours truly on the bass. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complementary bloody Mary or mimosa. The Wadsworth Atheneum is located at 600 Main Street, Hartford. There are two seatings, one at 10:30am & one at 12:30pm.