Vincent Chandler

Vincent Chandler, a native Detroiter, is a jazz child of one of the strongest era’s of the Detroit scene, having studied and performed with Donald Walden, Kenn Cox, Harold McKinney, Teddy Harris, Marcus Belgrave, Francisco Mora, Wendall Harrison, Spencer Barefield, James Carter, Regina Carter, and Rodney Whitaker. Mr. Chandler has also performed with international stars such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Oliver Lake, Bobby Watson, Geri Allen, Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, JD Allen, Marcus Strickland, Walter Smith III, Robert Hurst, Jeff “Tain Watts, Russell Malone, Randy Brecker and Ambrose Akinmusire. He is a featured soloist on “Requiem,” from Roy Hargrove’s only Big Band cd called “Emergence,” James Carter’s “At the Crossroads,” and Rodney Whitaker/Carl Allen’s “Work to Do. ” Mr. Chandler earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Improvisation from the University of Michigan. Mr. Chandler was an Instructor in the University of Michigan Jazz Department from 2010-2014 (two years of Graduate Student Instructing and two years as a Lecturer), he was an Instructor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University for five years between 2002-2008, and he is now Instructor, Director of Jazz Studies at Claflin University. A Vincent Chandler presentation will include evocative original compositions, reinterpretations of jazz standards, invigorating improvisation, and crowd pleasing scat singing.