Save the Dates! (November 2018) and February 23rd in Wayne, NJ

Personally, I appreciate winter but can’t wait until Spring. In any case, I’m already looking toward Fall and our 4th annual residency at the cozy little neighborhood listening room, Barbés, in Park Slope Brooklyn. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Barbés has a full calendar of world-class music of a global scope, and we’re honored to be included there every Sunday in November at 5 pm.

2018 Sundays in November * 5 – 6:15 pm
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn NY * 347 422 0248 * $10

But to warm up the winter we play Friday February 23rd at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts in Wayne NJ. Tickets on sale here!

Thanks for listening,

October Sundays at 5..

Happy Fall Everybody!

We’re celebrating with our 3rd annual residency at the cozy little neighborhood listening room, Barbés, in Park Slope Brooklyn. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Barbés has a full calendar of world-class music of a global scope, and we’re honored to be included there every Sunday in October at 5 pm. Each week will feature a different selection of songs including some full albums, so make your choice from the descriptions below or come to them all!

Another show this month will bring Jamie Fox and I together with uncles, cousins, and dear family friends to perform a Chapin Family concert at the wonderful Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, Long Island on Saturday October 7th. Please bring your healthy non-perishable food donations for Long Island Cares!

2017 Sundays in October * 5 – 6:15 pm
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn NY * 347 422 0248 * $10

October 1st: a mix of old and new originals and covers (trio with Jamie Fox and Stephan Crump)
October 8th: Reckoning, full album (trio with Jamie Fox and Stephan Crump)
October 15th: jazz and other standards (duo with Jamie Fox)
October 22nd: Linger, full album (trio with Jamie Fox and Stephan Crump)
October 29th: classic tunes from New Orleans (trio with Jamie Fox and Stephan Crump)

Saturday, October 7th * 8 pm
Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington, NY 11050 * 516.767.1384
Tickets: Premium $90/$85 Friends, Select $70/$65 Friends, Standard $50/$45 Friends
Box Office: 516.767.6444

Jen Chapin Trio rides (north) again!

Next week Stephan Crump will rejoin Jamie Fox and I as we wind up and over to a mini-residency at The Ovens Natural Park in Nova Scotia, hitting House Concerts in CT and New Brunswick and then playing benefits to support food justice in RI and CT on our way back home.

Our first show of the tour in Ellington CT still has a little space left. Reach out to host Bob Ludwig, below, for info and reservations. Please join us if you can!


Thursday August 17th * 6 pm
House Concert
Ellington CT
contact Bob Ludwig at for info and reservations

Saturday, August 19th * 7:30pm
31st Annual Chapin Concert THE OLD CONFIDENCE LODGE
3831 Hwy 332, Riverport Nova Scotia * 902.766.4621 * $25

Sunday August 20th through Tuesday August 22nd
Mini-Residency at The Ol’ Miner Diner
Ovens Natural Park
Riverport Nova Scotia, Canada * 902.766.4621
jazz standards, original tunes, and New Orleans classics..

Thursday August 24th * 7 pm
Lansdowne Concert Series
River Front Way, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Friday, August 25th * 5:30 pm dinner, 8 pm show
First Annual RI Feeds RI Concert/Dinner to End Hunger
1005 Main St, Unit 1112, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860 * This event is
GENERAL ADMISSION – Tickets: $20, VIP Package: $75 – Dinner and Meet and
Greet before the concert at Hope Artiste Events located at 999 Main
Street in Pawtucket. The farm to table event will start at 5:30 pm with
dinner and presentations at 6 pm. Ticket prices are $75 per person and
includes the show. There will be a silent auction as well and all
proceeds will go to RI Feeds RI, Why Hunger and other hunger relief
Saturday August 26th * 7 pm
St. Michael’s Parish
25 South St, Litchfield CT * 860 567 9465 * $20.
Additional donations are welcome. All the proceeds of the concert will
be shared by WhyHunger, The Goshen Green Garden, Food Rescue US NWCT,
and the Food Pantry at St Michael’s. A reception following the concert
will offer more information about these groups and how to support their

upstate NY in August

I’m excited about two shows coming up in early August, just before the Jen Chapin Trio embarks on our annual journey north to spots in New England and Atlantic Canada. The first reunites Jamie Fox and I with our much-loved keyboardist comrade Chris Brown (these are the original Jamie Fox and Chris Brown, by the way, not the other guys you may have heard of) at a scenic retreat outside Rochester, NY, on Friday August 11th. (I’m also doing a couple workshops earlier that day. See Silver Lake Experience for details.) Then on Sunday, Jamie and I will convene with noted journalist and author Seth Rogovoy as part of his Salon Series at Club Helsinki in Hudson NY. Join us if you can!

Friday, August 11th * 7 – 8:30 pm
Epworth Hall @ The Silver Lake Experience
Perry, NY

Sunday, August 13 * DOORS: 5:00 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM
Helsinki Hudson/Club Helsinki
405 Columbia St 
Hudson, NY
$15 – tickets available here

Summer tours, first up: duo in OH & IN

Happy Summer Everybody!

My longtime musical partner (the original) Jamie Fox
and I will be celebrating the season by taking
our guitars and voices out for a little midwest tour. We’ll be playing
six dates across Ohio and Indiana with two shows in the latter state
being benefit concerts — in Jasper for their Arts Center (yeah for
local arts!) and in South Bend for my favorite organization in the
world, WhyHunger. The details and ticket links for those shows are below. Stay tuned for forthcoming details about August
shows in upstate NY, CT, and Atlantic Canada!

Thanks for listening,


Wednesday, July 5th
House Concert
Lisbon OH

Thursday July 6th
“Will Read and Sing for Food”
Jasper Arts Center
Jasper IN * 812-827-9911 * $10 (Tickets can be purchased the day of the
show starting at 6 p.m. in JCAC’s side entrance.)
Please bring healthy canned goods for the Community Food Bank.
also featuring: Zion, Shelantea Fisher & the Youth Praise Choir, Shawn
Needham, Debbie Schuetter, Andrea Wirth, Kyle Lueken, violinist Rafaela
Copetti Schaick, Courier & Press humor writer Jon Webb and cellist
Kathryn Schutmaat. Cohosts are Scott Saalman and WNIN 88.3 public
radio personality Paola Marizan. Members of the Actors Community Theater
will also be on stage to perform a scene snippet from the musical
Oliver!, which they will perform this summer.

Friday July 7th * 7 pm
House Concert
Evansville IN
This show is close to sold out, so please reserve asap!

Saturday July 8th * 7 Pm
Pixy Theater
111 South Walnut Street, Edinburgh IN * 812-526-6513 * $10

Sunday July 9th
“Homemade Jam” House Concert for WhyHunger
South Bend IN
please contact Brian McMorrow at for information and reservations

Tuesday July 11th * 8 pm
Natalies Coal-Fired Pizza & Live Music
5601 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085 * 614-436-2625 (COAL) *
$10/$15 tickets on sale here

Hello Hello!
We had a lovely time on our last outing to Binghamton NY and Oxford PA earlier this month, and I enjoyed doing an interview with the Triple Cities Carousel in advance of the Binghamton show. I invite you to read it here.

Below is a summary of what’s up next — Please click on “shows” for the full scoop

Wednesday July 5th — Lisbon OH
Thursday July 6th – Jasper IN
Friday July 7th — Evansville IN
Saturday July 8th — Edinburgh IN
Sunday July 9th — South Bend IN
Monday July 10th — tba
Tuesday July 11th — Worthington OH
Friday August 11th — Silver Lake NY
Sunday August 13th — Hudson NY
Thursday August 17th — Ellington CT
Saturday August 19th – Riverport Nova Scotia
Sunday August 20th – Riverport Nova Scotia
Monday August 21st – Riverport Nova Scotia
Tuesday August 22nd — Riverport Nova Scotia
Thursday August 24th — Fredericton New Brunswick
Saturday August 26th — Litchfield CT
Saturday September 16th — Providence RI
Sunday October 1st — Brooklyn NY
Saturday October 7th — Port Washington NY
Sunday October 8th — Brooklyn NY
Sunday October 15th — Brooklyn NY
Sunday October 22nd — Brooklyn NY
Sunday October 29th — Brooklyn NY

Thanks for listening!

Record Store Day & People’s Climate March

Happy Spring Everyone!

My younger son Van, age 7, has been getting a lot of use from our turntable lately, repeatedly spinning Stevie Wonder’s masterpieceTalking Book and the Beatles’ Rubber Soul. Van also has a healthy obsession with 80’s Dolly Parton tunes like “9 to 5” and “Islands in the Stream.” This Saturday April 22nd on Record Store Day, I’ll be looking to expand Van’s listening a little by fleshing out our strangely thin Beatles LP selections and maybe picking up some early Dolly (Stevie we have covered) at the friendly and well-stocked Village Music World on historic Bleecker Street in NYC. Village Music World is a wonderful long-standing small business that has stocked my CDs and Reckoning LP for years now (and whose community-minded owner Jamal just happens to be an immigrant of Muslim heritage), and guitarist Jamie Fox and I are happy to celebrate this and all neighborhood independent music stores by performing a set of my tunes in the shop, starting around 8 pm.

Another way I’ll be celebrating spring and good things is by joining the People’s Climate March in Washington DC on Saturday April 29th. The 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC was an amazing experience (you can see clips of my singing and other festivities there in the video for my song”Gospel”) and I am happy to play a tiny part in this broad and expanding movement towards a sustainable planet. “It’s going to take a long time, but we’re not going away.” It seems we don’t have a lot of time before climate change becomes irreversible but in any case, the future – for health, for justice, for jobs — lies here. If you’d like to join us, check out People’s Climate Movement online for information about buses, local organizing, etc.

Thanks for listening!


tour plans in the works..

Hello everyone! I am chipping away at filling in some tour dates for spring and summer 2017, so please sign up for my email updates here and/or check the shows page. Thanks so much for listening,


Jen Chapin Trio, Southern California style.. November 4/5/6

Happy Fall Everyone!

We’re just returned from shows in the lovely mountains of Virginia and the gentle hills of Southeastern PA, and now I’m getting ready to round out my super fun Brooklyn Sunday residency with another set of jazz standards at Barbés with the elegant Jamie Fox on guitar.

Next weekend will bring a different sort of adventure — a rare trip to Southern California! Two evenings in Torrance and a benefit matinee in Riverside, with the inimitable WhyNot Jansveld joining Jamie and me on electric bass. Please scroll down for all the details and links to purchase tickets.

Thanks for listening!

Sunday, October 30th * 5 pm
376 9th Street (corner of 6th Avenue), Brooklyn NY 11215
347-422-0248 * $10
Duo with Jamie Fox: jazz standards

Friday, November 4th * 7:30 pm
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90505 * $33

Saturday, November 5th * 7:30 pm
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90505 * $33

Sunday, November 6th * 2 pm
Benefit for Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino
The Encore Room @ The Fox Theatre
3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, 92501.
General Admission $20, VIP Package which includes Brunch and a Meet and Greet $50 (arrive at 12:30 p.m.) tickets available here
Trio with Jamie Fox and WhyNot Jansveld

Saturday, November 12th * 7:30 pm
Chapin Family Reunion with a Tribute to Harry: to benefit Harry Chapin Foundation
Quick Center for Arts
200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824 * (203) 254-4010 * $40, $60
tickets on sale here
duo with Jamie Fox

Friday, December 9th * 7:30 pm
Chapin Family Reunion with a Tribute to Harry
Musikfest Cafe at the Artsquest Center at SteelStack
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA * 610-332-1300 * $49, $59 – tickets on sale here

busy fall in Brooklyn, LI, PA, VA and CaliforNi-A!

Hello Hello everyone!

Such a beautiful early fall here in Brooklyn NY, where I’ll be starting a month-long October residency of 5 at 5 pm early Sundays at a very special neighborhood spot, Barbés. In this intimate and informal space, I’ll be mixing it up with different songs and different musicians each week, bringing in jazz standards, classic New Orleans tunes, and even a few of my dad’s. Speaking of my dad Harry, I have the opportunity to perform at several tributes to him this fall, first on October 15th in Riverhead NY, then on November 12th in Fairfield CT, then on December 9th in Bethlehem PA.
There will be additional October shows in eastern PA and even one in the mountains of Virginia, but the big trip is to southern California for three shows November 4th, 5th and 6th right before Election Day, if we all can keep our heads together that long. Full details for all these shows are here at
I know you all can’t possibly guess who I’m voting for (he he) and I’ll keep you in suspense a bit longer. In the meantime, if you haven’t already YOU GOTTA REGISTER TO VOTE! Here’s how, state by state.

Thanks for listening,