Warren Chiasson

Warren Chiasson has a long line of impressive credits. he is a master of the vibraphone and has developed his own four mallet technique. Before forming his own group, he played with the George Shearing Quintet, Chet Baker Quartet, Tal Farlow Trio and for Roberta Flack. He has appeared widely at various festivals, including Newport Jazz Festival (both in Rhode Island and NYC), and in Monterey, California. He has performed in such Broadway productions as Foxy, Brainchild and Hir, for which he composed the percussion. He has appeared regularly in New York City at Zinno’s, The Knickerbocker and The Village Gate.

Mr. Chiasson has recorded three album: Quartessence and Good Vibes for Kurt Weill, which was selected as a Billboard pick of the week…”vibes virtuoso with a gentle, sensitive approach effectively backed by guitarist Chuck Wayne and others. Strong songs, strong performances,” Mr. Chiasson’s latest album is Point Counterpoint on Empathy Records
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Mr. Chiasson has performed for the Duke Ellington Society wilth Milt Jackson in a program of Good Vibes for Duke. He has also performed in Atlantic City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and U.S. Jazz Societies.

Mr. chiasson was featured solosit on the B.B. King album “Blues ‘N Jazz” Mca Records CD 5413, which won a Grammy Award.

On January 16, 1988, the historic 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert was recreated with Warren Chiasson taking Lionel Hampton’s part. The critics were runanimous in their praise of his galvanizing performance.

Modern Recording states, “Warren Chiasson is one of the tastiest vibraphone players in New York today. He’s shown that time and again.”