Masterclass: Chase Elodia, jazz composer & drummer
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 140, Jazz Rehearsal Room
Audience: Current Student, Faculty, Prospective Student, Staff
In this masterclass, Chase Elodia will work with students in the Jazz Studies department.
Chase Elodia's quartet is a Brooklyn-based ensemble. Founded in 2020, the group released their debut album, Portrait Imperfect, on Biophilia Records in May 2022. Hailed as an “artful” and “ambitious” ensemble by Downbeat Magazine, the band combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and electronic artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, Norma Winstone, and Becca Stevens. Chase is a 2021 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner, a 2022 MacDowell Residency Fellow, and a 2022 recipient of South Arts' "Jazz Road" grant. His group frequently performs at venues around New York City; in the past few years, they have performed at The Owl, Rockwood Music Hall, Scholes St. Studio, and Three's Brewing. They are touring across the United States in 2022, performing at venues such as Lakehouse Jazz (San Francisco, CA), The Muse (Boulder, CO), Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH), Rudy's Jazz Room (Nashville, TN), and Fulton St. Collective (Chicago, IL).
Free admission to observe.