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Pianist Matt DeChamplain grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He originally learned about music from a player piano. “My grandparents had a player piano, and I spent hours studying classic compositions, arrangements and solos by by Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton and others. These were masterful pianists, composers and arrangers & I was fascinated by their musicality. They showed remarkable creativity and innovation. They laid the foundation for a lifetime of studying stride and jazz piano.” He furthered his education, first attending The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, a performing arts magnet school in Hartford, CT
Jazz comes in many flavors, and Berkshires Jazz, Inc. will be exploring ten of them in a special program on Feb. 25, in conjunction with Pittsfield’s annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. In Ten Flavours of Jazz" (at Flavours of Malaysia, 8pm), the Matt DeChamplain Trio will present ten different instrumental and vocal stylings, the latter featuring ...