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NEWS & NOTES

 

December 28-30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join me for three nights in Kiev as we celebrate their NEW YEAR'S JAZZ 2018 concert series. I'll be backed by some of Ukraine's most talented jazz cats and string players, doing my best to swing all the holiday and jazzy classics at this great international holiday concert.
If you're in the 'hood - bundle up and c'mon out for some swingin' fun!

Dates: December 28, 29 & 30

Tickets On Sale NOW @ 
https://concert.ua/ru/event/novogodnii-dzhaz-30-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Jazz Workshop 2018 was a BLAST! This week-long intensive jazz music course organized by the Czech Jazz Society ran from 21-29 July. Teachers from around the world for this very special week, with am sessions every night at U Stare Pane and The Loop Jazz Club. Lucky me, I had great students! 

CHUCK WANSLEY & THE MOTHER FUNKERS

June 08, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live West Coast R&B old-skool horn-playin' house party funk hit Prague, a town known as more of a classical & jazz kind of place. The joint was packed with bopping heads and ALMOST dancing feet! Tons of fun jumping around all night long @ Jazz Dock.

ELECTRO SWING BOHEMIA @ THE ROXY, PRAGUE

March 17, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packed for Original Vintage Orchestra's inaugural appearance at The Roxy Prague as part of the Electro Swing Bohemia celebration of vintage swing. Looking forward to our return performance in the fall. If you want to know more about this show, shoot an email and we'll make it work!

MEZINARODNI KONSERVATOR ALUMNI CONCERT

February 18, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such pleasure performing with educators who also are among the very best jazz musicians in the entire Czech Republic. As I've said before, experiencing the opportunities I have since arriving in Prague has really be life changing - very grateful!

CHUCK & PETR'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE TO L.A.

February 03, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you blend my fabulous L.A.-based band with the madness of Original Vintage Orchestra - well you end up with happy fans and a totally new vintage R&B groovy mess. Thanks to Petr Kroutil, bandleader of OVO, for joining me on this international adventure. Great!

REHEARSAL WITH MOSCOW'S OSSIPOV FOLK SYMPHONY @ CHRISTMAS IN BLUE

January 05, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A magnificent orchestra and exceptionally generous conductor Vladimir Andropov welcomed me to my first performance in Moscow for their Christmas In Blue concert series over the holidays. The historic Tchaikovsky Concert Hall is breathtaking and acoustically incredible. I look forward to returning to this beautiful city again. 

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY SHOW

December 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every show just keeps getting better and better! It has been a wild and thrilling year as the OVO orchestra and talent evolve into a real Broadway-ish experience. The fans have done the word-of-mouth thing for us and we've throw all our energy into creating a fun fun night for all - Happy Holidays!

CHUCK WANSLEY @ SEMILY JAZZ FESTIVAL

November 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing out the Jazz Pod Kozakovem with the Czaba Csendes Trio @ Jazzfest SEMILY. #chuckwansley  #csabacsendes #semily #czechjazz #jazzpraha #swing #lajazz #jazzfestival #jazzandbeer ...

SWINGIN' AT THE PLAZA, NYC FEATURING VOCALIST CHUCK WANSLEY

June 24, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wonderful few days in my old hometown NYC for a Swing Jazz  night at The Plaza, featuring yours truly. It was one of those perfect summer nights, everybody was on the streets, great food, great music. What more, I ask? 

RECORDED YESTERDAY FOR COMPOSER DICK HYMAN

May 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrilled to record yesterday for the incomparable Dick Hyman, composer of several Woody Allen's films, including Moonstruck - simply a musical giant. Hope to do many projects with him in the future. Big up to Steve Martinucci on guitar. A great experience!  @dickhyman @chuckwafterhrs  #jazz #swing #singer with Chuck Wansley Musicsteve martinucci and Steve Martinucci in Venice Island, Florida.

GUESTED WITH TOP DREAM @ JAZZ DOCK

March 16, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was honored to be invited by Petr Harmacek, leader of Top Dream Company to be Guest Vocalist at their big bash at Jazz Dock, Prague. Top Dream is a terrific R&B horn band in the style of Tower of Power. Great crowd and a great night!

BRNO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

December 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of my head happy AND completely frozen - I had to jump around just to stay alive. First time performing with the incredible Gustav Brom Czech Radio Big Band, conducted by one of my favorites Maestro Vlado Valovič. This was the coldest Brno Jazz Festival on record, and one which convinced them to schedule in better weather - like June or something. 

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PRESS ARCHIVE

 

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CHUCK WANSLEY @ CHRISTMAS JAZZ - Pardubice Holiday Concert

December 09, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our featured star vocalist will be the outstanding American singer Chuck Wansley, singing several of the Swing and Jazz standards in his own style accompanied by the Pardubice Big Band, with a 2nd jazz set with the Otto Hejnic Trio.

2018 CZECH JAZZ WORKSHOP

July 21 - 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Jazz Workshop is a summer week-long intensive jazz music course organized by the Czech Jazz Society in the week of 21-29 July. Teachers from around the world for this very special week. Evening concerts and jam sessions are part of this event from 19.00. Do not miss the chill atmosphere and international attendance.

STREDOEVROPSKY MOST JAZZOVY

May 01, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American singer Chuck Wansley will join Peter Kroutil's Original Vintage Orchestra to kick off festival season at the 2018 United Europe Jazz Festival in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. 

HEADLINING AT THE 2018 ST. PETE FLORIDA JAZZ FESTIVAL

February 24, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take two great singers and add a roaring, 17-piece jazz big band - that's a recipe for an outstanding jazz concert! Dynamic performer Chuck Wansley joins the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival all the way from Prague this time. A globe trotting talent, he easily conveying a range of musical influences from Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole and all the great artists of the swing era.

CEDARS-SINAI L.A. MARKS MLK DAY Harvey Morse Convention Center

January 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debra L. Lee, CEO of Black Entertainment Television will be keynote speaker at Cedars-Sinai's 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration. Ms. Lee, a recent inductee into the Broadcasting & Cable TV Hall of Fame will share the stage with a live performance by jazz vocalist Chuck Wansley.
Beverly Press, 01/14/18

CHRISTMAS IN BLUE 2018 MOSCOW

January 06, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall will host the Osipov Russian Folk Orchestra featuring American guest vocalist Chuck Wansley, with Mikhail Ivanov (piano), Polina Orbakh (jazz vocal), Nikita Shishkov (trumpet), Igor Ivanushkin (double bass), Yekaterina Mochalova (domra), Danil Stadnyuk (bayan) 7 p.m.

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CHUCK WANSLEY @ JAZZ POD KO ZAAKO VEM - Semily Jazz Festival

October 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starring vocalist Chuck Wansley with the Csaba Csendes Trio. The 31st annual festival will present virtuoso violinist Jaroslav Svěcený alongside the Chamber Orchestra, composed of the best Prague instrumentalists and the classic jazz band Tom Vybíral trio.

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