July 26, 7 - 10 P.M.

Vincent Chandler Septet

Chandler is a native Detroiter, trombone soloist, versatile sideman, innovative composer and arranger, and a crowd pleasing scat singer.

Vincent Chandler, is a native Detroiter and protégé of one of the strongest eras of the Detroit jazz scene, having studied and/or performed with local heroes such as Donald Walden, Kenn Cox, Harold McKinney, Teddy Harris, Marcus Belgrave, Francisco Mora, Wendall Harrison, Spencer Barefield, James Carter, Marion Hayden, Regina Carter, and Rodney Whitaker. He has also performed internationally with jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Joe Henderson, J@LC feat. Wynton Marsalis, Oliver Lake, Bobby Watson, Jimmy Heath, Geri Allen, Roy Hargrove, Stefon Harris, Ravi Coltrane, JD Allen, Marcus Strickland, Wycliff Gordon, Walter Smith III, Robert Hurst, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Russell Malone, Randy Brecker and Ambrose Akinmusire. He is a featured soloist on “Requiem,” from Roy Hargrove’s only Big Band CD called “Emergence,” James Carter’s “At the Crossroads,” and Rodney Whitaker/Carl Allen’s “Work to Do.” In 2014 he released his first CD as a bandleader, called Vincent Chandler “Embraceable,” including Robert Hurst on Bass.

Mr. Chandler earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and a Master of Music in Improvisation from the University of Michigan. He was a Graduate Student Instructor and eventually a Lecturer of Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan. He was an Instructor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Octets at Michigan State University. He was an Instructor, Director of Jazz Studies at Claflin University and an Applied Low Brass Instructor at South Carolina State University. He is now a Lecturer of Jazz Studies at Wayne State University.

Mr. Chandler has a reputation for being a uniquely expressive trombone soloist, a versatile sideman, innovative composer and arranger, a crowd pleasing scat singer, and an experienced bandleader of various group sizes.

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