CHIA'S Dance Party
After I got my degree as a drummer on Jazz Performance and while being on an artistic existential crisis I met my friend and Tuba player extraordinaire Ben Stapp on Washington Sq. Park in New York. I invited him to jam with my home town friend and wonderful saxophone player Pacho Davila. We played for a couple of hours and, long story short, I decided to start writing music that featured all my influences, things a learn at school and traveling for a brass band. It became the most intense creative catharsis of my career. We recorded two albums and played hundreds of concerts. I love Chi’as Dance Party!
Live at Jazz Al Parque Festival (Bogotá Colombia)
CHIA's DANCE PARTY
If you can't be at our next show and would iike to get our music please visit this link where you can purchase our album "La Miel", Salud!
CHIA’s Dance Party is a New York City-based Quintet. The band delivers a unique musical experience where infectious danceable grooves mix harmoniously with extensive compositional and improvisational work. The band performs original material inspired by the Colombian rhythmic and melodic traditions, yet explores different genres and compositional approaches. CHIA's Dance Party has a distinct sound as a result of the diverse background of its musicians. Ben Stapp, an exceptional tuba player brings his vast experience in experimental, Jazz, classical and rock music.
2014 NEW RELEASE, MANGO is OUT!!! In 2012 CHIA's Dance Party will be honored to perform at the Encuentro Nacional de Bandas, Sincelejo ColombiaIn as a special guest. 2011 CHIA’s Dance Party released its debut album La Miel under the self-run label Chia Records, was invited to perform at the Festival Jazz al Parque In Colombia in September, runned month long residency in August at the renown Brooklyn Club Barbès as well as a monthly appearance at Terraza Café . November 29th 2010 the band had the privileged of being selected as the "House Band" for the annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square performing for over 4 hours and appearing in National Television. In only a matter of months, CHIA's Dance Party has become one of the most popular and admired "brass bands" of the New York City's World Jazz scene. EJOY!!!
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Chia's Dance Party est une expérience unique, une fusion harmonieuse entre compositions sophistiquées, rythmes traditionels colombiens et improvisations audacieuses. Les deux saxophones, le tuba et le bombardino, orchestrés et dirigés par le batteur et percussioniste revisitent de manière originale les musiques Pelayera et Chirimia Chocoana de Colombie, teintées de sonorités joyeuses proches du Second Line de La Nouvelle-Orleans ou des fanfares originaires des Balkans.
La musique de Chia's Dance Party, à la fois éclectique et universelle, est le fruit de la rencontre à New York de cinq musiciens hors normes venus d'horizons variés et aux influences multiples – rock, jazz, musique du monde et musique classique notamment. Ces excellents instrumentistes nourrissent le groupe de leurs influences respectives et lui donnent une sonorité unique, mélant de facon tout aussi surprenante que naturelle les aspirations intellectuelles propres à la musique d'avant-garde avec un esprit festif et dansant.