Chantz R.Powell, 29-years old from New Orleans is an international recording artist and powerhouse entertainer. Chantz is part of a new generation of young artists who have discovered great music… old school meets new school… think, Sammy Davis, Jr. meets Usher. Chantz toured Austria, Germany and France in the summer of 2014 headlining the New Orleans Music Festival held in; Erfurt, Germany. Musically Directed by: Markus Burger and conducted by Jim Linahon. Over the years, Chantz has headlined at various prestigious private and corporate events/gala’s included: Aimer fashion show, 2015 in Xiamen, China; Vakko, as an acquired client; November 2012, headlined at Melbourne Cup “Derby Day”.
In July 2009, Chantz was requested as a headliner for the Oprah “Cruise of a Life Time” on the NCL Gem Cruise Ship.
Since the age of 15, this singer, trumpeter, dancer, songwriter, producer and actor, has been a headliner before crowds of 40,000+ throughout Asia and Europe. He has headlined at such major venues as the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as the Manchester, Belfast and Sheffield Arenas. Chantz has also headlined at Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, the World Beat Festival in Tunisia, and he was an opening act at the Slida Jazz Festival in Norway. He has also been a headliner at Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Quai du Blues in Paris, Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles, and was an opening act for Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Strasbourg Festival and an opening act for Maceo Parker at the Juan Les Pins in Antibes, France.
Chantz was signed to Decca/Universal Records at the age of 16 and his current album, “Stories of Me,” released on that label was recorded at Conway Studio with an 18-piece Jazz orchestra under the musical direction of Jerry Hey. The very personable New Orleans native has performed as a special guest with The Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra at the Birdland in New York, The Hong Kong Jazz Orchestra, in Hong Kong, and as a special guest with The Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Orchestra at the Bahi Center in Los Angeles, and a special guest with the Irvine Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
Chantz was the subject of an excellent one-hour documentary The Child of Jazz and Chance It, which was released throughout Europe. Produced by French director/photographer, Mohammed Kounda and initially released in London as My Louis Armstrong Years, the documentary received international acclaim and received nomination consideration in the “Best Documentary” category at The Cannes Film Festival.
The brilliantly chronicled documentary spans a five-year period, showing the remarkable transformation of a 12-year old Jazz-loving student, evolving into a seasoned professional among his mentors and peers; one of whom happens to be Wynton Marsalis.
A favorite on the high seas, Chantz completed nearly a year’s long stint on the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), and is currently preparing to record his second CD “Life is Rhythm”.
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