Dave Chiappetta, guitarist for the 90's Jam Band "Blind Man Sun" has found his way back into "jam music" with his new group, Dave Chiappetta and Steadfast Charlie. DC&SC's debut show was February 2nd 2011 in the basement of Acme Underground and have since headlined such renoun venues as Sullivan Hall in NYC, SouthPaw in Brooklyn, and on May 18th BB Kings in Midtown NYC with the renown Rusted Root.
DC&SC is comprised "jam band" veterans. Dave Chiappetta - Blind Man Sun, Sean Dixon - Jazz Mandolin Project, Scott Chasolen ULU and The Machine, Adam Minkoff Color and Talae.
"Longer Way" off of DC&SC's debut EP won Relix Magazines 2011 "Jam Off Competition".
Dave Chiappetta's musical career has covered a gamut of musical worlds from symphonic jazz orchestral to producing singer songwriters. Dave won the Ascap Composers Award to write for the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, was the founder, Artistic Director, and Composer of The Novo Philharmonic in Los Angeles, scored award winning feature films, was hired as a staff arranger for American Idol for 5 seasons, arranged, composed, and played guitar for several broadway productions, and produced/musical directed several NYC singer songwriters.
Dave always tried to pull in Scott, Sean, and Adam into any project that he musical directed or produced. The four of them found themselves playing in various forms together for about 5 years before DC&SC. It wasn't until one magical day in April of 2010 where the idea for Dave Chiappetta and Steadfast Charlie came to be. Dave Chiappetta, Scott Chasolen, Sean Dixon, and Adam Minkoff arrived a little early for a rehearsal and the singer songwriter they were working for at the time ended up being late to the rehearsal. Dave Chiappetta recalls - "we ended up jamming on just some g-minor thing and it really went somewhere. I remember that we finished and all looked at each other like, well, that was pretty cool!. We all had these great pasts in Jam music, had been playing together for almost 5 years within various projects, and then when an opportunity came for us to play off each other it was like we had been jamming together years....it was awesome."
Dave Chiappetta - Guitars & Vocals
Scott Chasolen - Keyboards & Vocals
Sean Dixon - Drum Set
Adam Minkoff - Bass Guitar / Vocals
"Dave Chiappetta and Steadfast Charlie" - Debut EP - Released July 13th, 2011 - "Longer Way" won Relix Magazines 2011 "Jam Off Competition".
"Traveling" - EP - Released March 5th, 2013 - Tracked at Trout Studios in Park Slope Brooklyn, mixed by Doug Derryberry in Forte Green Brooklyn, and mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studios in NYC.
DC&SC Wins "Jam Off" Competition!
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As a winner to the Relix "Jam Off" competition DC&SC will have a track featured on their upcoming co...As a winner to the Relix "Jam Off" competition DC&SC will have a track featured on their upcoming compilation CD and were awarded a free advertisement in Relix Magazine.
Never the same
|Jun 13, 2013 Thursday||8:00 PM||Sullivan Hall||New York, NY, US|
|Jul 25, 2013 Thursday||8:00 PM||Arlene's Grocery||New York, NY, US|
|Aug 22, 2013 Thursday||8:00 PM||Rockwood Music Hall||New York, NY, US|