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EC-CHAP Jazz Series: Ear Dharma Trio in Concert

  • The Packing House 156 River Road Willington, CT, 06279 United States (map)

EC-CHAP Jazz  Series: Ear Dharma Trio

Tickets $20.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $25.00 at the Door / Special Senior ($22.00) & Student Price ($10.00) at the Door

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Allan Chase – Sax; Bruno Råberg – Bass; Austin McMahon - Drums

This Boston-based trio is a collaborative effort exploring original compositions, jazz classics and collective improvisations. They move freely between the organized and composed to the unknown and in the moment. The three musicians have worked together over a long time period and evident in their seamless musical conversations is the unique, intimate and creative musical relationship they have developed.

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The collaboration between Råberg, Chase and McMahon is one that warrants high acclaim for all. The repertoire is an eclectic blend of modern jazz and beyond; melodically original and creatively enterprising." - Karl Ackermann, AllAboutJazz

ALLAN CHASE chairs the Ear Training department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a former Dean of Faculty and chair of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservator. He grew up in Phoenix and studied composition at Arizona State University, jazz at New England Conservatory, and ethnomusicology at Tufts University. He appears on over 35 recordings with artists including Rashied Ali, John McNeil, Dominique Eade, John Zorn, and Gunther Schuller. He has two releases of his own featuring Lewis Nash and Matt Wilson.

BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made 11 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed numerous world-class artists such as: George Garzone, Sam Rivers, Donny McCaslin, Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, Ted Poor, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Adam Cruz, Jim Black, Matt Wilson. Råberg has toured throughout Europe, USA, Japan, Africa, India and Central America. Råberg is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and has traveled to Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Spain, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica as a clinician / performer.

AUSTIN MCMAHON is a steady member of saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has performed and/or recorded with George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry and Grace Kelly. Austin has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Aspen Music Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, Young Jazz in Town Festival (Foligno, Italy), Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival (Dominican Republic) and Ballydehob International Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland).


Join us for an evening of original jazz in our intimate historic setting. This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Tickets $20.00 in advance online / $25.00 at the door. Senior and Student pricing available. 20% Discount at Door for EC-CHAP Members.

Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.


The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474