Jim Chappell
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Jim Chappell

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"Chappell's piano melodies are timeless, moving...captivating...” - Billboard magazine

"Acoustic piano soloist Jim Chappell weaves an intricate musical tapestry, creating a side range of moods, colors, and themes [and] powerfully visual music." - The Boston Globe

"...Chappell sounds fresh, but also familiar right away...there's a genuine emotionalism in the playing." - Washington Post

"Chappell is a consummate craftsman; a sensitive pianist and gifted melodist..." - Keyboard magazine

"Chappell has demonstrated a distinct mastery of the melody, brimming with refreshingly romantic lushness." - The Manila Bulletin

"...Jim Chappell puts you in a melodic and musical trance when he performs..." - Woman Today magazine

"...emotive evocative melodies leave us aching for more." - Pathways Magazine


Recent Albums: Treasure at Seventeen, Honey Wind, Comfort Songs, Coming Through, Serenity Rush



Since the independent release of his breakthrough solo piano collection Tender Ritual on the Unspeakable Freedom Music label, Jim has been acknowledged as one of contemporary music’s most engaging composers and performers.
With 15 albums to his credit, Chappell has toured world-wide to sold out audiences, his concerts being filmed and nationally televised. Several of Jim’s albums have received heavy national and international airplay on Smooth Jazz format radio stations, with Chappell’s Over the Top making it to No. 1 on the national charts.
Billboard magazine states: “Chappell’s piano melodies are timeless, moving…captivating…”
His music has been used on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Several Barbara Walters’ Specials, The Summer and Winter Olympic Games, MTV, One Life To Live, and the Drew Carey Show.
Gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano skated to Jim’s beautiful piece “Gone” in a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day broadcast presentation.
Chappell was the only music artist to perform at Robert DeNiro’s 50th birthday party, where he played solo piano to a hushed and enthusiastic audience of who’s who in the film industry.