Segement of Society Productions presents
Jen Chapin Trio
Saturday, April 5 | 8:00p | $12 / $15 (dos)
Jen Chapin’s music is urban folk soul — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and
improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful..
worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe), “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally
intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller” while Relix regards
her as “one of the freshest voices singing today". She has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien,” honored by the
USA Songwriting Competition, appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and opened up for Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers.
Her performances are powerful, spotlighting the world-class musicianship and rare chemistry of Grammy-nominated acoustic
bassist/husband Stephan Crump and “unflappable melodist” (New York Times) guitarist Jamie Fox. As an activist, educator
and mother, Jen also brings the knowledge and insight of varied experience (student/traveler in Mexico and Zimbabwe, BA in
International Relations, longtime Member, former Chair and present Secretary of the Board of WhyHunger
to her workshops and presentations on activism and music.
The 2011 EP release titled 5 songs, served as a prelude fro the album Reckening, Jen's first full-length album of her
original songs in 7 years. produced by 5-time Grammy award winner Kevin Killen. Reckening is "songs of ambition
(and the lack thereof), of anger, and gratitude, of privilege, and being without, of bing overwhelmed but still hungry for more life.
In short, of family".