Jack Chandler's Ice Age Jazztet

  • Genre
  • Jazz
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Jazz ★
  • Musicians
    • Jack Chandler — flute, saxophone
    • Paul Relvas — bass
    • Ron Ochoa — drums
    • Russell Brown — guitar
    • Stuart Moore — keyboard
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

"All Along the Watchtower." The Jimi Hendrix version.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Jazz for people who don't ordinarily listen to jazz.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

In 2003, the Ice Age Jazztet's debut performance took place at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard/Los Angeles.

Presently based in Sacramento, the members of the Jazztet work from a broad palette, mixing straight-ahead and Latin jazz, reggae, R&B and international styles.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

The most recent one.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

Played to four people and one of them was the bartender.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Oasis. (They blew away U2 in Oakland several years ago.)

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

"Swingin' Shepherd Blues" by Moe Koffman.

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

We will be recording an EP featuring our own stylized arrangements of songs from West Side Story.

What's the story behind the band name?

02.04.19

If you say it fast, it sounds like "I say Jazztet."

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Ross Hammond, Tony Passarell, Lob Instagon.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Jimi Hendrix.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

Miles Davis.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Don't take anything (or note or phrase) for granted.

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