The Dan DeChellis Trio
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The Dan DeChellis Trio

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""as good as jazz is""

"..and as good as jazz is, it’s even better when it’s done well...if it’s not the locked-in tightness between drummer Rian Carr and bassist Mitch Shelly than it’s Dan DeChellis’s creative playing that will eventually get to you.
Great stuff."- Pulse Weekly
- Pulse Weekly

"Cerebral/visceral music"

"Cerebral/visceral music…jazz performance of the year, 1999…. fascinating and rewarding" -Stu Vandermark, Cadence - Cadence

""confident and intuitive""

"DeChellis' improvisations are confident and intuitive; it's easy to follow his playing, even at its most disjointed, because you know he's going somewhere rather than noodling aimlessly…" - Splendidezine, George Zahora
- Splendidezine

"beautiful melodies"

"DeChellis is a creative player; beautiful melodies, chords, and textures." -Megan Gass, Mixx Magazine

- Mixx Magazine

"masterful improvisation"

“…masterful improvisation…full of interesting musical concepts…” All About Jazz
- All About Jazz

"Herbie Hancock's imprint is obvious"

“Here and elsewhere, Herbie Hancock's imprint is obvious, as is a strong western classicism. This is not to suggest that DeChellis is simply channeling Hancock, but more a matter of building his own unique voice through the iconic pianist's influence.” All About Jazz - All About Jazz


"Climbing" 2006
"The Mature Weekend" 2007
"Organic Material" 2008
"The Getback" 2009



The music of Dan DeChellis combines his love of classic Pop/Rock, Jazz and Modern Classical Music . He sites influences as wide as Chick Corea,
Brian Eno, Bill Evans, Sting, Charles Ives and the music of Bach. He has released eight critically acclaimed cd's on his own record label, Sachimay Records and
has been the recipient of two "Meet the Composer Grants", one of which took him to San Francisco as a guest performer/composer at New Langton Arts. His
music has been heard on the radio throughout Europe and his live performances have included appearances at Musikfest(PA), The Knitting
Factory(NY), Tonic(NY), Scullers (Boston), The Improvised & Otherwise Festival (NY) and The Autumn Uprising (MA), The MIddle East(MA). Most recently he
was nominated by his peers as "Best Pianist" and "Best All-Around Performer" at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards and as a founding member of
the group, ThreeMonKs, he won "Best New Artist" and "Best Live Jazz Performance". His current trio is focused on original compositions
and re-working of Pop and Jazz standards.

Mitch Shelly (Bass) began his musical studies as a trombonist in the 8th grade Quakertown High School Jazz Band. As he grew older he developed
a love of not only jazz but rock and blues. He began playing the bass guitar in High School and quickly became a sought after musician in all genres.
He was a member of the horn band Vital Link for 8years opening for such acts as Grover Washington, Chick Corea and Spyro Gyra as well as numerous
Musikfest engagements. He was also a member of Vance Camissa Quartet where he developed his upright jazz bass chops. For nearly 10 years he was
a vital member of B.C. and the Blues Crew where he performed on upright and electric bass at numerous blues festivals, Godfrey Daniels and opened
up for the legendary Ray Charles. He has been a member of the Dan Dechellis Trio for 3 years where he brings all his collective knowledge and experiences
to the table to blend rock intensity and jazz sensibilities.

John SanFilippo (Drums) John began his studies as a drummer at the age of 6. He played in marching band throughout High School and went on to study
at Berklee College of Music and the Percussion Institute in California with Gary Chaffee, Alex Acuna, Bob Moses and Ed Thigpen. He has been heard
throughout the United States performing with acts as diverse as David Hasselhoff, Cab Calloway and Carmen McCrae and has also performed at the legendary
Keswick Theater. For the last 20 years he has owned the California Drumshop where he teaches and sells his own brand of drums.