The Chamber Jazz Duo plays the standards from the body of music called “The Great American Songbook” and the “Real Book” better known and used by Jazz musicians. The material they play lends itself to improvisation and has withstood the test of time. They perform in a mainstream, straightforward Jazz idiom evoking fond memories of smoke-filled Jazz Clubs and cocktail lounges (without the smoke).
Jazz pianist John Dabaco has enchanted audiences for over 40 years playing Jazz standards and classics with a romantic flair. He has been a featured entertainer both as a soloist and with his trios and bands in many hotels and nightclubs in the San Francisco Bay area including the Hyatt Regency, Niko, and Pan Pacific. John moved to Oregon in 2002 and lives in Medford.
While climbing the ladder as a corporate executive in the San Francisco Financial District, Clem’s after dark Bass playing continued to flourish. He studied with Ron Crotty, Dave Brubeck’s first bassist and played weekend gigs in Marin and Sonoma Counties and earned first call status in Santa Rosa. He took early retirement in 1995 and now lives in Ashland where he enjoys his well earned notoriety as a Jazz bassist.
John and Clem are the perfect pair for hotel lounges, dining rooms, parties, and events and even your own in-home “Chamber Jazz Concert”. (For booking information, contact Clem at 541.552.0878).