Jen Chapin returns to Binghamton, this time in duo with jazz guitarist Jamie Fox. Binghamton Live Concert Series presents the artists at the beautifully appointed Atomic Tom's music room, reminiscent of New Orleans' The French Quarter.
Jen Chapin’s music is urban folk soul — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful … worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe), “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today.” Jen has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien”, NPR’s Mountain Stage and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Sirius Satellite’s The Loft with Mike Marrone and Mary Sue Twohy’s The Village, been honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, has performed on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and has opened up for Bruce Hornsby, Smokey Robinson, and the Neville Brothers. Her most recent album is called Reckoning.
Jamie Fox has performed world-wide, in concert and on television, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival. A semi-finalist in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition in 1995, he has worked with artists as diverse as Brother Jack McDuff, Dr. John, Ernie Watts, Gene Harris, Tiger Okoshi, Carla Thomas, Otis Clay and the Shirelles. Jamie currently records and performs with singer-songwriter Jen Chapin and with Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio. Called “an unflappable melodist” (NY Times) his latest CD release, When I Get Home, is a collection of instrumental stories.
Sat Aug. 118:00 pm - 11:00 pm
196 State StreetBinghamton NY,US 13901