Jen Chapin, who performed several memorable concerts in the original Club Helsinki listening room in Great Barrington, Mass., has been celebrated for writing “brilliant soulfully poetic urban folk music” (NPR) for well over a decade, beginning with her stunning debut album, “Open Wide,” in 2002.
Nurtured in and around New York City by a large family of artists, writers, and musicians, Chapin’s “observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) songwriting features her gorgeous, gritty vocals and the accompaniment of Brooklyn’s finest jazz musicians
“Jen is a remarkable songwriter, an untouchable vocalist, and one of our greatest song interpreters,” says Seth Rogovoy, explaining why he chose Jen Chapin for the monthly Rogovoy Salon. “While to some extent to the manor born, Jen has totally carved out her own unique path, with her vocals that owe as much to jazz artists including Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Cassandra Wilson as to any folk singers; her compositions that are likewise infused with soul influences of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and the Motown sound; all delivered as if she were a new-folk singer-songwriter, except that she’s not. She defies genre in a similar way to her fellow Brooklynite, Norah Jones.”
As much as an artistic legacy, the roots of Chapin’s upbringing have inspired her “potent, jazzy, layered folk” (Newsday) songs and a lifetime of passionate activism, through ongoing work with WhyHunger (founded by her late father, Harry Chapin), and other food justice groups.
Doors: 5:00 PM/ Show: 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over.
Tickets Pricing: $15