Chance with Randy Sabien
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Chance with Randy Sabien

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"In any of these myriad combinations, their playing was always polished and passionate. By the end of this musical treat, every audience member had learned one thing - taking this CHANCE was no gamble!" - Los Angeles Times


"Zeros in on your emotions and is supported by wonderfully unique instrumentation, under the spell of these fine performers it's fresh, alive and moving." - L.A. Weekly

"Randy Sabien"

Showing technical dexterity, sentient depth, pleasing tone and keen phrasing in courteous respect to Stephane Grappelli. - Downbeat

"Randy Sabien"

A swinging and technically impeccable heir to the tradition of Venuti, Grappelli and Stuff Smith... Uproarious good fun.
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CD's-Toy Cows in Africa - 1993
So Much To Think About - 1998
Fields: A Cantata for the Peaceful Rain - 1999
Live at Patsy's Bar - 2003.

DVD's - Long Grass and Lady Bugs - An Illustrated Music Box - 2006

Network Television - Their original song "Toy Cows in Africa" on CBS's hit show "Northern Exposure" 1993.

PBS Specials-Minnesota Song of the North Star 2004, Centenial Green - 2006, 30th Star - 2005, Peter Buffet's Spirit Tour - 1998

Public Radio-They're regular features on the weekly public radio show "Tent Show Radio"

Randy Sabien:

CD's: In a Fog - 1991
Fiddlehead Blues - 1990
The Sound of Fish Dreaming - 1993
Paintin' the Canvas - 1995
Live at the Cafe Carp - 1996
Segue - 2002
Cap a Cup of Dreams - 2004
Rock This House - 2006.
Rhythm and Bows - 2008



Vocalist Cheryl Leah has recorded with jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Miroslav Vitous for Warner Brothers.

Cellist Ed Willett toured for Columbia Artists and completed his training at one of the world's leading conservatories, the University of Southern California.

Violinist Randy Sabien founded and was the head of the Jazz String Department at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

This trio of innovators met and began performing together as house band members for one of the nation's premiere music festivals, the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. The sound that they've created draws from their original compositions and their diverse backgrounds in Jazz, Blues, and Classical music. They step effortlessly between Leah's lush emotion drenched ballads and rockin' blues, to searing jazz swing instrumentals a la Stephane Grappelli.

Recent credits both individually and as a group for Cheryl, Ed, and Randy include:

Sabien's frequent guest appearances on "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Austin City Limits".
Chance's opening for the Rock icons "Little Feat", Willie Nelson, and the Smothers Brothers.

In January of 2009 Ed performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash, the Crickets, Bobby Vee, Pat DiNizio, Hutch Hutchinson, Kenny Aronoff, Chuck Leavell and Bobby Keys in a tribute concert at the historic Surf Ballroom on the 50th anniversery of Buddy Holly's tragic death.