On Tuesday, December 12 David Chevan will be hosting his annual Hanukkah Extravaganza and Klezmer jam session at the Outer Space. It’s the first night of Hanukkah so we’ll light candles, spin dreydels, eat latkes (a special add to the menu for that evening) and sing Hanukkah songs. We’re playing from 7-? (they’ll play until they run out of energy or songs, 9 or 10 pm) and will be joined by many of David’s friends from the Nu Haven Kapelye. This jam is open to anyone who is interested in playing Klezmer. In addition to some special Hanukkah songs David will be bringing some charts with him for the jam session: some easy, some a little more complex and he hopes you’ll come down to listen to what happens or sit in and help make it happen. The Outer Space is located at 295 Treadwell Street in Hamden.
This is the season for holiday music and I’ll be kicking that off on Sunday, December 10 at 1:00. That afternoon the Nu Haven Kapelye will play a Klezmer and Hanukkah concert at Tower One in New Haven. Tower One is on 18 Tower Lane in New Haven and this concert is open to the public.
David Chevan and his group will perform at Elm City Market.
On Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 pm, David Chevan’s student ensembles at SCSU will be giving their end of the semester concert in the Charles Garner Recital Hall (rm C-112) in Engleman Hall on the SCSU campus. This has been an especially good semester and every group has grown immensely. There will be sets played by two blues ensembles, the Jazz ensemble and the Latin Jazz ensemble. Come support the next generation of Southern Connecticut musicians. With financial support at an all-time low from the state (if you’ve been following the news then you know our budget has been cut significantly every year for the past four or five years), your $5 admission will go a long way to supplementing what I can do for these ensembles.
David Chevan on bass will be joined by Warren Byrd on piano, Saskia Laroo on trumpet and Jocelyn Pleasant on drum set. Music begins at 10:30 am and goes till 1:30 p.m. If you’ve never been to the brunch, it’s a real New Haven treat. Tasty food prepared to order and then you can shop for some great gourmet food in the Market. And if this weekend doesn’t work for you David will be back at the market for another jazz brunch the very next week on Sunday, December 3.
On Friday, November 17, David Chevan will be leading another jazz jam session at Fornarelli’s Ristorante. Jazz musicians and aspiring jazz musicians are all invited to come by and sit in with me and pianist Drew Fermo. Last time we had this jam a number of David’s students from SCSU came down and they all had a great evening of music. Who knows who will show up this time?!! The performance begins at 6:30 and go till about 9:30 p.m. Fornarelli’s Ristorante is located at 99 Orange Street in downtown New Haven.