Music: David Chevan and Bassology to play jazz Thursday, Oct. 25

David Chevan is a rare individual in the music world. An active bassist and composer, he is involved in some of the most dynamic and musically exciting jazz projects in Southern Connecticut. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Chevan also holds a Ph.D. in jazz history and is a full-time professor of music at Southern Connecticut State University.

Chevan’s artistic career has continued to blossom. He leads two of his own ensembles, BASSOLOGY and THE AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, performs in two critically acclaimed duos, and is a free-lance bassist in the New Haven area.

Chevan’s band, BASSOLOGY, performs his original compositions along with arrangements of classic jazz compositions and favorite pieces from a number of traditions. The band has been featured in a number of local New Haven venues and continues to perform at special events. The band has participated in a number of festivals including New Haven’s Art on theEdge Festival, the New Haven Streetfest and the New Haven Harborfest, Norwalk’s SoNo Arts Festival and a variety of children’s concerts, and has released two CDs.

BASSOLOGY will perform on Thurs., Nov. 1, at 8 PM.  The combo will be playing a mix of blues and standards with an emphasis on tunes that drummer Ron Bragg sings. Bragg, according to Chevan, sounds like a cross between Johnny Hartman and Lou Rawls. The band for the evening will consist of Ron Braggs on drums and vocals, Will Cleary on saxophone, Sam Parker on keyboards and Chevan on bass.

The cover for this show will be $5. The Best Video Coffee & Wine Bar will be open, serving specialty coffee drinks, snacks. wines and beers.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

Monday, Nov. 5, 7 PM. What Would You Do? Film Series: “Brigham City”

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 PM. Wildlife Stories: Ann Prum

Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 PM.New Haven Indie Pop Legends: The Furors

Sunday, Nov. 11, 1—2 PM. A Program for Kids of All Ages: Work of Hayao Miyazaki

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8 PM. Indie Psych/Pop: MT Bearington

Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 PM. Bluegrass: Milksop: Unsung