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Chantz Powell is a 26yr old. Singer, Trumpet Player & Dancer Extraordinaire'!
A representation of the youth & the next generation of real music! Rocking the nation through music culture & education!
Chantz is part of a new generation of young artists who have discovered great music… old school meets new school… think, Sammy Davis, Jr. meets Usher.
In July 2009, Chantz was requested as a headliner for the Oprah “Cruise of a Life Time” on the NCL Gem Cruise Ship.
Since the age of 15, this singer, trumpeter, dancer, songwriter, producer and actor, has been a headliner before crowds of 40,000+ throughout Asia and Europe. He has headlined at such major venues as the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as the Manchester, Belfast and Sheffield Arenas. Chantz has also headlined at Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, the World Beat Festival in Tunisia, and he was an opening act at the Slida Jazz Festival in Norway. He has also been a headliner at Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Quai du Blues in Paris, and was an opening act for Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Strasbourg Festival and an opening act for Maceo Parker at the Juan Les Pins in Antibes, France.
Chantz was signed to Decca/Universal Records at the age of 16 and his current album, “Stories of Me,” released on that label was recorded at Conway Studio with an 18-piece Jazz orchestra under the musical direction of Jerry Hey. Currently in discussions with several major labels, the very personable New Orleans native has performed as a special guest with The Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra at the Birdland in New York, and as a special guest with The Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Orchestra at the Bahi Center in Los Angeles. He has also been a special guest with the Irvine Pacific Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Colburn Children’s Choir of Los Angeles.
Chantz was the subject of an excellent one-hour documentary The Child of Jazz and Chance It, which was released throughout Europe. Produced by French director/photographer, Mohammed Kounda and initially released in London as My Louis Armstrong Years, the documentary received international acclaim and received nomination consideration in the “Best Documentary” category at The Cannes Film Festival.
The brilliantly chronicled documentary spans a five-year period, showing the remarkable transformation of a 12-year old Jazz-loving student, evolving into a seasoned professional among his mentors and peers; one of whom happens to be Wynton Marsalis. Chantz also received a full scholarship to attend UCLA, majoring in Ethnomusicology and Business Administration.
A favorite on the high seas, Chantz has just completed nearly a year’s long stint on the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), and is currently recording his third CD. Now, Chantz is attending; The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in New York, New York and is preparing for the launching of his company. Originally created as a team along side with dear friend Amy Winehouse, H.S.N.P. Life is Rhythm'.., Chantz's third record is truly Epic! Simply Breathtaking from start to finish, prepare for a musical journey of majestic euphoria with young Sir'. Chantz Powell. This Singing/Trumpet Playing/Tap Dancing/Back-flipping 26yr. old superstar is out of this world. Release date for Life Is Rhythm, has not been released yet.., we were told; expect release before Nov. 2013