Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chuck Wansley & Helios Jazz Orchestra - Dec. 15
Tuesday, December 15
Side Door at the Palladium
Vocalist Chuck Wansley joins the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, in a special concert of swinging big band music at the Side Door!
Native New Yorker Chuck Wansley began his professional singing and performing career at age 18 on an extended world tour with Up With People. In the early 80s he signed first with Prism Records and then Motown, as a founding member of the urban techno band WARP-9, performing live and producing two albums. He also performed and recorded an album with innovative international performance artist Tomek Lamprecht.
In 1984, Chuck moved to Los Angeles and matured into a dynamic performer, easily conveying a range of musical styles from Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick, to Fatboy Slim and Maroon 5. In 2007 Chuck expanded his business, creating a second band on the East Coast to enable him to perform in as many locales as his schedule allows. Chuck and his bands have performed from Connecticut to Napa, Los Angeles to Paris & Prague, along with numerous solo appearances in Japan.
The Helios Jazz Orchestra is the house big band for the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival (scheduled 2/24-28 in 2016) and is comprised of the best jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area.
For more info, see www.mypalladium.org .