Thomas Chapin 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. He continues to be a highly influential and inspirational force to those who knew him and to those who continue to know him through his music and example.

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April 09, 2018

Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin On iTunes,...

March 03, 2017

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September 01, 2016

Monterey Jazz Festival 2016 Brings The Late Thomas Chapin Full Circle

March 04, 2016

Musicians, Music Fans -- Join Us At A Free Screening Of The New Thomas...

August 06, 2015

Sneak Peek For Thomas Chapin Film At Litchfield Jazz Fest

December 11, 2014

Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In...

March 10, 2014

Thomas Chapin Film Project Adds Second Round Of Filming

April 03, 2013

Thomas Chapin Film Success At Nets $51,552 In 45-day...

February 18, 2013

Thomas Chapin: New Jazz Film Goes to for Global...

March 02, 2013

Enter the "Night Bird Song: The Thomas Chapin Story" Giveaway at All...

March 09, 2012

Celebrating the Anniversary of Thomas Chapin's Birthday - 55th Year

August 04, 2011

William Hooker Duets with Thomas Chapin! "Crossing Points" Documents...

May 11, 2011

William Hooker and Thomas Chapin - Crossing Points (Nobusiness, 2011)

January 20, 2009

Thomas Chapin - Alive (8-CD Boxed Set) - More Found!

January 23, 2008

Lift Off! Remembering Thomas Chapin - Concerts Mark Decade Since the...

March 09, 2007

Thomas Chapin: Remembering a Force

June 27, 2006

New Thomas Chapin Trio Live CD "Ride" Available Today

May 10, 2006

New Thomas Chapin Trio Live CD Coming in June on Playscape

January 06, 2004

All-Star Octet Pays Tribute to Thomas Chapin


Albums by Thomas Chapin

Album Never Let Me Go by Thomas Chapin

Never Let Me Go

Playscape Recordings


Never Let Me Go

Playscape Recordings

Album Never Let Me Go by Thomas Chapin

Never Let Me Go

Playscape Recordings

Album Ride by Thomas Chapin


Playscape Recordings

Album Ride by Thomas Chapin


Playscape Recordings

Album Toronto 1997: A Suite for Thomas Chapin by Thomas Chapin

Toronto 1997: A Suite...

Boxholder Records

Bad Birdie

Bad Birdie

Thomas Chapin


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