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Chip Boaz - Latin Jazz Blogger & Bassist

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Where are you located?
Petaluma, CA
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a bass player, composer, educator, and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area with a passionate interest in Latin Jazz. I was first introduced to the music of Cuba and Brazil during my undergrad music studies at San Jose State University, and there was no turning back. Since then, I’ve focused my bass playing on a combination of Latin greats such as Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Jazz players like John Patitucci. My composition follows in the footsteps of Latin Jazz legends such as Tito Puente and Chucho Valdes. Academic studies have led me to Wesleyan University where I earned a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology with a focus on Cuban popular music. I’ve had the privilege to play with great musicians such as Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Karl Pereza, Mark Levine, and more. I maintain a comprehensive site and blog about Latin Jazz called The Latin Jazz Corner. I am the Music Director at Sir Francis Drake High School, where I run, among other things, a Latin Jazz Big Band. In fact, I’m not sure if there is a moment during the day when I’m not hearing clave in my head.
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At 3:10pm on June 22, 2011, EDSON LUIZ KRUG said…
                                           HI CHIP, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL JAZZ MUSIC FROM LATIN, COOL, BOP, ETC. BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS SWING SOUNDS...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I INTRODUCE TWO HOURS WEEK, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.00 AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR  THIS SITE IS UNDER RE-PAGE, RIGHT NOW.I KNOW YOU IS INTERESTED IN BRAZILIANS MUSIC.UNHAPPILY, CHIP, JAZZ IN BRAZIL IS NOT SO VISIBLE AS USA COUNTRY.I AM PROUD TO SAY, MY JAZZ RADIO PROGRAM IS THE MOST HEARD IN SOUTH BRAZIL. I LIKE TO MIX STYLES, SOLO WORKS AND R&B SINGERS. SO, CHIP, I WRITE TO YOU IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. MY FIRST DESIRE IS TRY FEATURE IN BRAZIL MORE GROOVE, BEAT, IMPROVISED MUSIC. THINK ABOUT. REGARDS. EDSON LUIZ.
At 10:36pm on August 10, 2008, Lisa Marie Glover said…
At 7:05am on August 6, 2008, Astrid Bailo said…
hello Chip, how have you been? I am back after 2 weeks off with my kids.
I wanted to ask you if you have already seen the DVD "El Milagro de Candeal" ? I love it. It's with Bebo Valdes & Carlinhos Brown. It's a wonderful musical & cultural journey through latin- cuban- brazilian roots.
I also wanted you to check out a friend of mine, whose name is Antonio Ribeiro (another Brazilian musician !)with his band called Caixa Acustica. You can find him in my top friends on my Myspace.
I hope everything is fine for you & that you are enjoying the summertime.
Blessings from France,
Astrid
At 5:53pm on July 20, 2008, estaire godinez said…
hola, hey i will be up in the bay area next month you playing anywhere?/ let me know
estaire
At 2:08pm on July 9, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Thanks! I wish you all the best,
Peace, be blessed!
Luiz
luizsantosmusic.com
At 6:56am on July 4, 2008, Michael Kraft said…
Chip - thanks for the kind comments - I appreciate them! Just curious, when were you at Wesleyan? I lived on the campus (not a student) back in 2001-02, if memory serves correct. It's a small world!
At 12:00pm on July 1, 2008, diana bellone said…
hello chip, others bassist you can find in myspace friends are Pablo Gimenez and Marcos Archetti , I hope you like them, regards from Argentina, Diana
At 8:55am on June 28, 2008, Mike Muldoon said…
Well, for the last year I have been listening to older recordings... mostly folklore. A new conga player that I really like is Yaroldy Abreu ( Chucho Valdez ). He has been around for a few years now. I have been revisiting Willie Bobo and Alex Acuna's new dvd Rhythm Collector is in my player at the moment. Have you heard Ignacio Berroa's Codes? Older but very good. Duduka Da Fonseca's jazz thing is nice too.
I just finished up recording on a dance track for a Latin Indie artist that includes Percussionist Richie Garcia, Trumpet player Bill Churchville ,Trombone player Arturo Velasco and Drummer Ronnie Ciago and is produced by Byron Fry ( a good guitar player and arrainger ).

I added your site to my links at muldoonsgroove.

Have a good weekend !
At 1:51am on June 28, 2008, Astrid Bailo said…
Morning Chip ! (9:45 am in France!)
Yes, being a school principal is a very demanding job, but it's not the students that are the most difficult to deal with, but grown-ups lol. I must admit I cannot wait for some vacation, but that will be mid-july only.
Yes, this is Chiemi Nakai & Manu Bizeau that are on Myspace. I know Manu a little & bought the CD. I really like their music a lot. I also have some tracks on TJN. I love "Fragments of Sadness".
There are so many good things to listen to !One life isn't enough, so we must enjoy every little second of it!
Have a very nice day,
Astrid
At 3:28pm on June 27, 2008, Lainie Cooke said…
Hi Chip,
thanks so much for the request and the add. Went to TLJC and WOW. I will be returning to edify and delight my ears. I love Latin Music and Cuban music especially. More to come.
 
 
 

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