Chip Parker – Ben Wheeler Bossa Duo
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm — Free
Ben Wheeler and I will be sharing our Bossa Nova collaboration featuring compositions and stylizations of seminal bossa nova composers and players – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Joao Gilberto – performed in simple duo elegance: my vocals and the warm tones of Ben’s classical guitar.
Performing for capacity audiences at Tula’s, Egan’s, the Hotel Sorrento and other venues in Seattle and Portland, Chip is a crooner whose style reflects what he’s absorbed over the years from singers such as Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Billie Holliday, and Chet Baker. Comfortable with the dynamic interplay between storytelling and musical improvisation, Chip’s unique interpretations convey happiness, humor, and love lost and found, all inflected with his signature charm.
Ben is a Seattle native who started playing classical guitar at age 10. He grew up in a musical family with a folk singing father, choral singing mother, and traditional Japanese flute playing brother. Alongside a 25 year career as a classroom teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer, Ben has played guitar professionally in a wide range of venues in Santa Barbara and Seattle. He is a regular with the eclectic Seattle group, Jazz Hands, featuring original adaptations of gypsy jazz, bossa nova, and standards.
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