Chip Shelton presents The NY Jazz Flutet’s. The Jazz Flute Party-is on Thursday, Oct 24th from 7-10:30pm at the Alvin & Friends Restaurant, 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY.
The NY JAZZ FLUTET, NY’s Premier Jazz Flute Ensemble, hosts a JAZZ FLUTE PARTY on Thursday, October 24th in Roscoe’s Room at Alvin & Friends. Flutists from far & wide will jam alongside a topnotch rhythm section.
This will be the World Debut of bandleader Chip Shelton’s massive SUBCONTRABASS FLUTE [pitched 3 octaves below c flute] The Subcontrabass Flute, custom made for Mr Shelton by Hogenhuis Flute Co./Netherlands, is a rare, exotic, very large instrument.It sounds 3 octaves lower than concert flute, placing in the upright string bass’ sonic range.” We expect it to be a game changer in the NY area jazz flute world.”
Admission $10. 50% Discount for Students & Musicians
The ensemble is comprised of Dotti Anita Taylor, Haruna Fukazawa, Gene Coleman, Art Lillard and Chip Shelton + Special Guests! Headlining soloists include Ali Ryerson, Luke Penella, Frida Hidalgo, Lenny Rothbart.
With incredible talent and perseverance, Chip Shelton has earned an undisputed reputation as one of the most renowned flutists in the world of jazz.
And in recent years he has established himself as a formidable saxophonist as well. What separates Shelton from most other bandleaders is his ability as a multi-instrumentalist.
He utilizes the entire woodwind family. Saxes include Tenor, Alto, Soprano, and Sopranino, all by the Yanagasawa Company which Shelton endorses.
Flutes include the tiny piccolo, Bb flute, concert flute in C, alto flute, bass flute, contra-bass flute, and the Wesley End-Blown flute (custom fitted so it can be played in a saxophone position).
Recently Shelton has added clarinet and bass clarinet to his practice sessions. His varied arsenal sometmes includes percussion, piano, or the unique C-tenor, and C-soprano saxes.
“Some of these instruments are difficult to play, but I’m willing to work harder to produce these different sounds that people don’t ordinarily hear,” says Shelton.
“Since many of these instruments aren’t seen regularly on stage they are real conversation pieces.”
Shelton has an impressive nine (9) CD releases to date. The first was “A Labor Of Love” (Rise Up Records, 1995), followed by two (2) releases on Satellites Records, then five (5) on Summit Records, and in January, 2013 came “Limited Edition” on CCM Records.