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Thomas Chapin

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: March 9, 1957 | Died: February 17, 1998    

Thomas Chapin

A versatile multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and composer, in the 80s and 90s, Chapin led a trio performing his own music playing in New York City’s downtown scene, and at festivals and clubs around the world. An outstanding composer of larger works as well, he sometimes augmented the trio with strings and horn ensembles.

Though leukemia tragically ended his life in 1998 at age 40, Thomas Chapin left behind a legacy of many excellent albums and performances, and a reputation as one of jazz’s more extraordinary musicians and one of the few musicians to exist in both the worlds of the downtown, experimentalist scene and mainstream jazz...
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  • Ride

    Playscape Recordings
    2007
  • Ride

    Playscape Recordings
    2006
  • Toronto 1997: A Suite for Thomas Chapin

    Boxholder Records
    2004
  • Alive

    Recorded
    1999
  • I've Got Your Number

    Recorded
    1993
  • Inversions

    Origin Records
    1992
  • Radius

    Recorded
    1990

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