PAST SHOWS

Jazz Trumpet Festival Brazil

Sep. 14, 2015 to Sep. 18, 2015

Sao Paulo, BR

Greg Gisbert will be premiering Chie Imaizumi’s "Adversity" for big band commissioned for Jazz Trumpet Festival Brazil.

USAF Falconaires with John Clayton and Tom Knific @ Griffin Concert Hall at Colorado State University

Jun. 05, 2015 |5pm

Fort Collins, CO US

International Society of Bassists Convention
Convention Presenters : John Clayton & Tom Knific
Presentation Title : USAF Falconaires with John Clayton and Tom Knific
Address : 1400 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

*** Chie will be conducting!

USAF Falconaires with John Clayton and Tom Knific @ The Fort Collins Colorado Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Jun. 04, 2015 |1pm

Fort Collins, CO US


Sponsored by the International Society of Bassists
Price: Free!
Address : 417 West Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Reservations open on Thursday, 5/28/15 at 10:00am. Seating is reserved. Please call the Box Office at 970.221.6730 to request seating for your party. Tickets available while supplies last.

*** Chie will be conducting!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

May. 03, 2015 |8:00 PM

DC US


2015 Kennedy Center Spring Gala: It Don't Mean a Thing… A Celebration of Swing

As one of Washington's premier benefit engagements, the annual Kennedy Center Spring Gala provides critical funding to support the Center's performances, education, and outreach initiatives.

For the 2015 Spring Gala, It Don't Mean a Thing… A Celebration of Swing, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to America's swing era of the 1930s and 40s--a time when Big Band jazz served as a pulse for American culture. Young adults crowded dance clubs across the country to take their turn doing the Jitterbug and Lindy Hop to the music of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and smooth vocals of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. An all-star cast--including multiple Tony and Grammy Award winner Audra McDonald, Broadway and television sensation Megan Hilty, Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson, Grammy winner and Golden Globe nominee Terence Blanchard, and 14-time Grammy winner Paquito D'Rivera and The Puppini Sisters--joins the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Kennedy Center All-Star Swing Orchestra, under the direction of renowned Grammy-winning jazz producer John Clayton. The famed dance company, under the direction of Kennedy Center Honoree and Emmy Award winner Paul Taylor, spotlights swing dance. The co-chairs of the 2015 Spring Gala are Calvin and Janet Hill.

For information about the Special Event portion of the Spring Gala, including a dinner and reception, call (202) 416-8338 or e-mail springgala@kennedy-center.org.

51st Annual Mile High Jazz Festival @ Ralston Valley High School

Feb. 04, 2015 to Feb. 06, 2015 |Noon on 2.4, 5, 6

Arvada, CO US

GREG GISBERT with The University of Colorado Boulder Concert Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Brad Goode

Greg Gisbert will be playing my music!

" Do Jazz Senzoku " @ Senzoku Gakuen College of Music MAEDA HALL

Jun. 15, 2014 |5pm~

Kawasaki city, Kanagawa, Japan

Jazz Studies major of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan will premier the arrangement Chie wrote for their 30-piece Jazz Orchestra featuring their faculties & students big band!

Pasadena Conservatory of Music

May. 23, 2014 |11:15am - 12:15pm

Pasadena, CA

Women in Jazz : Jazz History Guest Lecturer

Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Mar. 21, 2014 |4:30 - 5:30pm

Pasadena, CA

composition masterclass

Misawa Civic Center - Commission Premier!

Mar. 08, 2014 |15:00~

Misawa, Aomori, Japan


" Furusato " ~ Prayer for Peace and Tranquility ~
dedicated to victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force " The Northern Air Defense Force Band “
(joined by musicians from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Band & the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band)

Misawa Air Base

Mar. 06, 2014 to Mar. 08, 2014 |all day

Misawa, Aomori, Japan

with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force " The Northern Air Defense Force Band “
workshops, rehearsals

An Evening with Natalie Cole @ Hollywood Bowl

Aug. 14, 2013 |8pm~

Los Angeles, CA USA

Ms.Natalie Cole's concert presented by LA Phil at Hollywood Bowl. They will be premiering new arrangements by John Clayton assisted by Chie Imaizumi.

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Apr. 26, 2013 |7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

DC


Under the direction of guest conductor John Clayton, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra pays tribute to Mr.John Levy, the great bassist, and renowned personal manager for many jazz greats. They will premier " A Tribute to John Levy " suite arranged by John Clayton, orchestrated by Chie Imaizumi. In 1997, Mr.Levy was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame, and in 2006 he was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. This event will also be streamed online Friday 4/26 at 7:30 PM Eastern time!

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - both shows sold out

Feb. 02, 2013 |two shows 7 & 9pm

Denver, CO USA


featuring.... Greg Gisbert, Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Ken Johnson, Tom Ball, Scott Crump, Mark Patterson, Bruce Blomquist, John Gunther, Josh Quinlan, Clare Church, Lynn Baker, Amy Peck, Mike Abbott, Justin Adams, Patrick McDevitt, and Paul Romaine!

To make a reservation, please go to
dazzlejazz.com or call 303-839-5100

jazz89 KUVO Radio

Feb. 01, 2013 |3pm - 4pm (MST)

Denver, CO USA

with Erik Troe. KUVO pledge drive pitch partner for an hour.
encourage KUVO listeners to call in and support KUVO!

Tune In: Denver 89.3FM // Breckenridge 89.7FM // Vail 88.5FM
KUVO.ORG KVJZ.ORG

University of Denver, Lamont School of Music

Feb. 01, 2013 |10-11am

Denver, CO USA

Composition & Arranging Master Class with Chie Imaizumi
Director of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Mr.Lynn Baker

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Feb. 01, 2013 |1-2pm

Denver, CO USA

Composition & Arranging Master Class with Chie Imaizumi
Director of Music Composition Mr.Fred Hess

Denver School of the Arts

Jan. 31, 2013 |all day

Denver, CO USA

Rehearsals, Composition & Arranging Master Classes with Chie Imaizumi
Director of Bands Mr.Dave Hammond

" Duets " on ABC TV!!!

Jul. 12, 2012 |8/7c

USA

Jennifer Nettles & J Rome will be singing a song Chie orchestrated!
Thursday, July 12th 8/7c, " Duets " on ABC TV!

Episode 108

" Duets " on ABC TV!!!

Jul. 05, 2012 |8/7c

USA

Chie orchestrated 2 songs for the TV show called " Duets " on ABC. One for John Legend, one for Jennifer Nettles!

Episode 107

Newport Beach Jazz Party

Feb. 19, 2012 |9:40pm

Newport Beach, CA, CA


The Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra is premiering 3 new arrangements written for Mr. Ernie Andrews at the Newport Beach Jazz Party. 2 of them are arranged by Mr. John Clayton, one of them are by Chie!

various venues in GA & FL

Mar. 08, 2011 to Mar. 15, 2011 |.

The US Air Force Academy Concert Band under the direction of Commander and Conductor Lieutenant Colonel Larry H. Lang will perform the world premiere of Japanese composer Chie Imaizumi's "Opening New Doors."

US Air Force base

Jan. 20, 2011 to Jan. 21, 2011 |.

Peterson AFB, CO USA

master class and rehearsals at their base. Chie received a new commission from USAFA Concert Band.

Vail Jazz Festival

Sep. 05, 2010 |7:55pm~

Vail, CO USA

Chie Imaizumi Little Big Band featuring...
John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Scott Robinson, Tamir Hendelman, Terell Stafford,
John Gunther, Clare Church, Scott Crump, Mike Abbott, Peter Olstad

Ticket prices are $55 with a $5 discount if purchased early and covers not only Chie's band but the other acts Sunday night.

jazz89 KUVO Radio Interview

Sep. 01, 2010 |12:20pm~ (MST)

a phone interview with Susan!

Chie's New CD Release Date!!!

Aug. 17, 2010 |.

Chie Imaizumi’s name translates to “Thousand Pictures" and through her music she generates those pictures in your mind. Every piece is part of a life journey and is written with her heart and from her soul. On her new release, A Time of New Beginnings, she hosts an all star band from both coasts, New York and Los Angeles and in between with John Clayton, Randy Brecker, Jeff Hamilton, Gary Smulyan, Steve Davis, Terell Stafford, Scott Robinson, Steve Wilson, Tamir Hendelman, Mike Abbott, Greg Gisbert and Paul Romaine.

" The New Face of Jazz "(Random House) by Cicily Janus & Ned Radinsky

Jul. 13, 2010 |RELEASE DATE!!!

THE BACK COVER PHOTO of the book : CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, CHIE IMAIZUMI, WYNTON MARSALIS

The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today's Living Legends and the Artists of Tomorrow

A Feature Article on Chie " Colorado View Magazine "

Apr. 22, 2010

Check out " Colorado View Magazine " 2010 Spring Issue that contains a piece on Chie.
Interview by Bill Gallo, Photo taken by Ellen Jaskol

offering 2 Different Levels of Composition & Arranging Courses

Mar. 20, 2010 to May. 15, 2010 |Saturdays :10-11:20pm, 11:30-12:50pm

Denver, CO USA

All pieces will be performed. Space in all classes is extremely limited.
more info : www.giftofjazz.org

BEGINNER LEVEL 2
The Goal of this class is to compose & arrange one original song for more than 3 musicians. In the end of this class, you'll have experienced musicians playing your music for you in the concert setting.

ADVANCED LEVEL 1
This class is strictly for EXPERIENCED MUSICIANS ONLY!!!
The Goal of this class is to compose&arrange one original song for 6 horns + 4 rhythms. In the end of this class, you'll have experienced musicians playing your music for you, you'll have to " conduct " your music in the concert setting. Basically you'll experience what " I " do!

*** this workshop is sponsored by jazz89 KUVO/KVJZ, Gift of Jazz and Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Composition/Arranging Class with Chie Imaizumi - SOLD OUT!!!

Jan. 16, 2010 to Feb. 27, 2010 |10:30 - 11:50am

Denver, CO USA

This BEGINNER - LEVEL class will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of jazz composition and arranging. Each student will develop the skills necessary to compose an original composition and arrange a jazz standard.

To reserve your spot, email contact@thousandpictures.org

Where : Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge
930 Lincoln St, Denver, CO
When : Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturdays 10:30am - 11:50am
Maximum Class Size : 25 students
Ages : 18+
Fee $50.00

*** this workshop is sponsored by the Gift of Jazz and Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Chie Imaizumi Recording (Capri Records)

Jan. 08, 2010 to Jan. 10, 2010 |.

New York, NY USA

...will go into the studio to record my second CD...

Randy Brecker, Terell Stafford, Greg Gisbert, Steve Davis, Steve Wilson, Scott Robinson,
Gary Smulyan, Mike Abbott, Tamir Hendelman, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Paul Romaine

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - SOLD OUT

Dec. 11, 2009 |7 & 9pm

Denver, CO USA

*** Reservations strongly encouraged. Please call Dazzle directly at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Eric Gunnison, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine
Cover : $15.00

jazz89 KUVO Radio Interview

Dec. 10, 2009 |5:20pm~

Denver, CO USA


Radio Interview with Mr. Victor Cooper!
Tune In: Denver 89.3FM // Breckenridge 89.7FM // Vail 88.5FM
KUVO.ORG KVJZ.ORG

KGNU Radio Interview

Dec. 03, 2009 |10pm - Midnight

Boulder, CO USA


Radio Interview with Mr. Jerry Maddock
Tune In: 88.5 FM Boulder // 1390 AM Denver // 93.7 FM Nederland
http://www.kgnu.org/

Harlen Adams Theatre

Nov. 13, 2009 |7:30pm

Chico, CA USA

Advance tickets : $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $6 Student/Child
Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door
For disability-related accommodations please call 898-4325.
Ages: All ages
Phone: (530) 898-6333

Enjoy Jazz X-Press playing music from one of the country’s best new jazz composers, Ms. Chie Imaizumi. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Chie’s work has been commissioned by Drummer Jeff Hamilton, the Denver School of the Arts, and the Air Force Falconaires. Don’t miss this chance to hear several selections from her latest CD, Unfailing Kindness.

California State University, Chico

Nov. 11, 2009 to Nov. 13, 2009 |.

Chico, CA USA

Chie Imaizumi : guest artist

"Sharing the Freedom: A Free, Public Concert of Remembrance and Hope"

Sep. 11, 2009 |7pm

Denver, CO USA

Chie Imaizumi with the US Air Force Academy Band's " Falconaires "
more info : http://www.mscd.edu/freedomconcert

The freedom to remember the things that have happened in the past and to try to find a better future.

The theme for the evening’s concert is based on a composition the Falconaires commissioned Imaizumi to write, titled“Sharing the Freedom." The piece was premiered last September at the 2008 Monterey Jazz Festival by the band, conducted by Imaizumi.

Bring a picnic dinner, blanket or lawn chair. Limited seating will also be available.
FREE on-campus parking in Lots H and L

jazz89 KUVO

Sep. 11, 2009 |10:20am

Denver, CO USA

Radio Interview with Susan Gatschet-Reese!

ABC 7 news TV Interview!

Sep. 08, 2009 |11am - noon

CO USA

Channel 7 Interview about 9/11 concert




Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Aug. 09, 2009 |7pm

Denver, CO

jazz89 KUVO / Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for the Week of Aug 6th
Chie Imaizumi is back from a trip to Japan and pays her monthly visit to Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Sunday at 7 p.m. ($12, 303-839-5100). Imaizumi’s music is magical and her small big band is always a treat.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Chris Lawson, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Ben Markley, Kells Nollenberger, and Matt Houston!

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Jul. 12, 2009 |7pm

Denver, CO USA

jazz89 KUVO / Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for the Week of July 9th
During her monthly set at Dazzle, by the way, Imaizumi is scheduled to unveil a new composition, “Fear of the Unknown," that features the arco bass.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Chris Lawson, Gabriel Mervine, Clare Church, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Lynn Baker,
Mike Abbott, Ben Markley, Mark Simon and Matt Houston

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Jun. 14, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

jazz89 KUVO / Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for the Week of June 11th
the Chie Imaizumi Orchestra at the club on Lincoln on Sunday at 7 p.m. ($12). All of the members of the Convergence sextet (Greg Gisbert, John Gunther, Mark Patterson, Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine and Mark Simon) have a connection to Colorado and careers that anything but local. Also, in terms of connections, the extremely well-known trumpeter Gisbert was an early supporter of composer/arranger Imaizumi, produced her inaugural disc on Capri Records and helped convince her to move to Denver.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Chris Lawson, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quilan, Lynn Baker, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Justin Adams, Greg Garrison, and Matt Houston!

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

May. 19, 2009 |7pm

Denver, CO USA

Chie Imaizumi with JWO : DSA Graduation Ceremony

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

May. 17, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, USA

jazz89 KUVO / Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for the Week of May 14th
on Sunday, Imaizumi’s small, big band plays Dazzle at 7 p.m. ($12). In addition to the article in Down Beat about her, Imaizumi’s composition “Adversity" recently captured second place in the International Songwriting Competition’s jazz category. Her music, as Cannonball Adderley might have said, is “somethin’ else."

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Sam Yulsman, Brian Wilson, Henrique De Almeida

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Saturday Lunch Series with Chie Imaizumi

May. 16, 2009 |12-3pm

Denver, CO

Join composer/arranger Chie Imaizumi and her composition students as they premiere original works. No Cover!!!

Denver School of the Arts Concert Hall

Apr. 21, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

DSA and Gift of Jazz presents…
Young Composers of DSA with Ninth + Lincoln Orchestra

Following two years of teaching with nationally recognized composer Chie Imaizumi, guest award-winning composer Tyler Gilmore worked with the students culminating in a performance of their work by the highly renowned Ninth+Lincoln Orchestra.
Opening the performance will be The Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra playing the music of Mr. Gilmore and Ms. Imaizumi.

Most of my students are seniors and will be graduating DSA this May.
PLEASE, please come out and support these wonderful young artists.
They are true gems!

jazz89 KUVO radio interview with Susan Gatschet Reese

Apr. 21, 2009 |10:20am ~

Denver, CO USA

with Tyler Gilmore about the evening event

CANCELLED - Saturday Lunch Series with Chie Imaizumi

Apr. 18, 2009 |12-3pm

Denver, CO USA

DUE TO THE SNOW STORM, MY COMPOSITION STUDENT'S LUNCH CONCERT AT DAZZLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


Join composer/arranger Chie Imaizumi and her composition students as they premiere original works. No Cover!!!

DSA Schomp Theater

Apr. 16, 2009 |7pm

Denver, CO USA

Chie Imaizumi : conducting JWO
sneak preview of the April 21st concert

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Apr. 12, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

KUVO Reviews and Interviews
Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for the Week of April 9th


On Sunday, Chie Imaizumi brings her jazz orchestra, if not Easter eggs, to Dazzle for the small big band’s monthly performance at the club at 7 p.m. ($12). It’s worth noting that this time her appearance coincides with the publication of the May issue of Down Beat that contains a piece on this young composer/arranger/conductor from Japan whose music is simply exhilarating. If you haven’t heard her initial CD on Capri Records called Unfailing Kindness, you should. Once you’ve heard that disc, you’ll know why I’m eagerly awaiting her next recorded outing.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Chris Lawson, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Dave Devine, Justin Adams, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine!

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge - SOLD OUT

Mar. 15, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

KUVO Reviews and Interviews
Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for the Week of March 12th


This past week, Denver-based composer Chie Imaizumi was in Fresno, California for the official premiere of “A Time of New Beginnings" – a piece commissioned from her by drummer Jeff Hamilton. This Sunday, the extremely engaging composer is back in Denver for her monthly visit to Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, in front of her 10-piece small big band at 7 p.m. ($12, 303-839-5100).

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Al Hood, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Lynn Baker, Tom Ball, Clare Church
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Matt Houston

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!



Commission Premiere with Jeff Hamilton !

Mar. 07, 2009 |6:30pm~

Fresno, CA USA

March 7th will be the Central California Day of Percussion held in the Concert Hall of California State University, Fresno

Metro State College

Feb. 27, 2009 |1~2pm

Denver, CO USA

Metro State composition seminar @ King Center Room 108

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Feb. 08, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

from Rocky Mountain News, Norman Provizer
The Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra is at Dazzle on Sunday for its monthly visit.

Recently, I spoke with the great composer and bandleader Maria Schneider about Imaizumi. Schneider talked about how impressed she is with the young composer/arranger/conductor from Saitama, Japan, and pointed out the honesty, consistency, intelligence and sheer joyfulness of her music.

Denver has no shortage of top-shelf musicians, and Imaizumi certainly occupies a prominent spot on that shelf. She and her 10-piece, small big band hit the stage at 7 p.m. ($12).

The superb trumpeter Greg Gisbert was an earlier supporter of Imaizumi's music and a key player in her decision to settle in Denver. For a long time, Gisbert has been a member of Schneider's orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band.


Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Chris Lawson, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine

*** Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!



Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Jan. 11, 2009 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

Rocky Mountain News by Norman Provizer
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Chie Imaizumi brings her small, big band back to Dazzle for the group's monthly visit that never fails to satisfy ($12). Imaizumi is just back from a visit with family in Japan. If you haven't heard her music, it's time for you to fill that hole that exists in your soul.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring....
Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Brian Wilson, Paul Romaine

PLEASE call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100 thank you!

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - sold out

Dec. 14, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

by Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News

On Sunday, the Chie Imaizumi Orchestra returns for its monthly visit to Dazzle at 7 p.m. In its review of her first CD (Unfailing Kindness on Capri), the All Music online guide to jazz highly recommends her disc, noting that, "This is music written out of joy, and it clearly inspires similar feelings in the members of the big band" who appear on the 2007 CD.

Since the CD's release, Imaizumi has produced a wide range of striking new material that needs to be recorded. You can hear why at Dazzle, where the talented composer/arranger's shows have been selling out ($12).

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring....
Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Tom Ball, Clare Church
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, and Paul Romaine!


Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - sold out!

Nov. 09, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, John Gunther, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Matt Houston!

by Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Chie Imaizumi's small big band is at Dazzle with a lineup that includes Gisbert and Gunther as well as two members of the Air Force Falconaires big band, saxophonist Ricky Sweum and trombonist Scott Crump ($12).

The Falconaires commissioned a piece from Imaizumi that the big band premiered at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Imaizumi conducting. The piece, Sharing the Freedom, brought the Monterey crowd to its feet and is on tap for Sunday. You can catch the Monterey performance on YouTube.

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - sold out

Oct. 19, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

3RD SUNDAY in October.

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00

Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Chuck Schneider, Mark Burditt, Sam Crowe,
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Matt Houston

Monterey Jazz Festival - Commission Premiere!!!

Sep. 20, 2008 |4pm~

Monterey, CA USA

Chie will be conducting the U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s " Falconaires ".
They will premiere a commission piece written by Chie at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Night Club/Bill Berry Stage.

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - sold out

Sep. 14, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Ricky Sweum, Scott Crump, Clare Church,
Greg Harris, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine

My younger brother "Osamu" is coming to see this show from Japan : )

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest 2008

Aug. 17, 2008 |4:30 - 6pm @ Library Park Stage

Fort Collins, CO USA

It’s the 4th Annual Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins.
Over 120,000 people will be attendance over the 2 full days and 3 nights of the festival.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra featuring...
Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Scott Crump, Clare Church
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine!

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Aug. 10, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Gary Mayne, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon and Matt Houston!

My best friends " Yuka & Yuko " who went to high school together are coming to see this show from Japan! yay!

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Jul. 13, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00
Peter Olstad, Gabriel Mervine, Kurtis Adams, Chuck Schneider, Scott Crump, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Brian Wilson, and Paul Romaine!

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

May. 22, 2008 |7pm~

Denver, USA

I’ll be conducting the DSA Jazz Workshop Orchestra during the Denver School of the Arts Graduation Ceremony!

I've been a Guest Artist in Residence at Denver School of the Arts since last fall 2007. Although it's difficult to see them go, I'm extremely proud of them and I'm honored to conduct and play my piece with them at their graduation ceremony!

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge - SOLD OUT!!!

May. 11, 2008 |7pm~ (one set only)

Denver, CO USA

featuring...
Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Serafin Sanchez, Scott Crump, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Brian Wilson, and Matt Houston !

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00

COMMISSION PREMIER!!! - DSA Concert Hall

May. 01, 2008 |7pm~

Denver, CO USA

Presented by the DSA Bands Department.
Leader's Concert Large Ensemble
Featuring JLBB, JWO, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble in a tribute to Seniors and continuing 8th graders.

Advance Tickets/info : (720) 424 - 1713
$8 adults - general admission
$5 students and seniors

7111 E Montview Blvd, Denver CO

Jazz-O-Rama 2008 Spring Concert&Fundrasing Event

Apr. 23, 2008 |6:30pm

Denver, CO USA

CCJA (COLORADO CONSERVATORY FOR THE JAZZ ARTS) will again host its Spring Concert/Fundraising Event: Jazz-O-Rama 2008!
Aptly named for the panorama of simultaneous live jazz, this concert will feature all Spring CCJA groups, as well as the Big Band and the CCJA Faculty playing the music under the direction of internationally acclaimed composer Chie Imaizumi.

This festive evening will be held at THE DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
7111 MONTVIEW BLVD in Denver. (The corner of Montview, which is 20th, and Quebec.)


The performances will take place on three different stages, and there will be a wonderful silent auction from 6:30-8pm.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.* (CCJA students do not need tickets!) Please help us make the event a success by inviting lots of people who want to experience the excitement of hearing all of the inspiring CCJA musicians! In order to avoid long ticket lines at the event, you can purchase tickets online with credit cards through April 22. (Tax-deductible donations can also be made in this way.) Beginning the day of the event, tickets will only be sold at the door.

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra on this date will be...
Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, John Gunther, Bob Rebholz, Carly Meyers, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Eric Gunnison, Mark Simon, Ken Walker, and Paul Romaine.

A portion of CD sales will go to CCJA!

jazz89 KUVO Jazz Appreciation Month featured artist!

Apr. 07, 2008 |all day

April is Jazz Appreciation Month.
Join jazz89 KUVO for this joyous celebration of Jazz!

During Jazz Appreciation Month they are highlighting Colorado musicians every day!

April 7th - Rene Marie, Chie Imaizumi, Big Swing Trio

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Apr. 06, 2008 |2 sets 6&8pm

Denver, CO USA

featuring...
Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, John Gunther, Chuck Schneider, Tom Ball, Clare Church,
Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine!

Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100
Cover : $12.00

Hamburger Mary's

Mar. 22, 2008 |2 sets 7pm&9pm

Denver, CO USA

Club M presents Chie Imaizumi

700 East 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203
To make a reservation, please call 303-832-1333
Cover :$12.00 ( 21 + only )

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Peter Sommer, Scott Crump, Mark Harris, Dave Devine, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine!

JazzFestDenver-The Denver Center For Performing Arts.

Mar. 07, 2008 |7:30pm~

Denver, CO USA

at the Seawell Ballroom!

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, John Gunther, Chuck Schneider, Alex Heitlinger, Clare Church, Dave Devine, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, and Paul Romaine!

Please go to JazzFestDenver's website for more information
http://www.jazzfestdenver.org

CBS 4 / Colorado Getaways

Mar. 01, 2008 |6:30pm~(Mountain Time)

USA

Watch Channel 4 from 6:30pm! (Mountain Time)

CBS airs the story on me and our sound. Mr.Greg Moody came to our show at Dazzle on Feb 21st, had an interview with him!

Program Details : A weekly series in which the hosts participate in sports and adventures throughout the Centennial State

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Feb. 21, 2008 |2 sets 7pm&9pm

Denver, CO USA

featuring...
Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Kurtis Adams, Chuck Schneider, Tom Ball, Clare Church,
Dave Devine, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine!

Mr.Greg Moody and Channel 4 crew are coming to do a story on me and our sound!
Please call Dazzle directly to make reservations at 303-839-5100

The King Center Concert Hall - SOLD OUT!!!

Jan. 31, 2008 |7:30pm

Denver, CO USA

An Evening With The
Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra
Uniting Japanese Music, Jazz, and Colorado

Presentation of the
Annual Golda Meir Leadership Award to
DIANNE REEVES!!!


Sponsored by
Consulate General of Japan at Denver
Metropolitan State College Music Department
Golda Meir Center
Metro State Student Activities

Reception Following the Concert Sponsored by
Japanese Association of Colorado
Japan America Society of Colorado

Free and open to the public
Please call the King Center Box Office at
303-556-2296 to make a reservation

Free Parking will be Available in the Tivoli lot
(9th street and Auraria Parkway)

Chie Imaizumi Jazz Orchestra is
Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Chuck Schneider, Scott Crump, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, and Paul Romaine

jazz89KUVO Rario Interview!

Jan. 30, 2008 |2:30pm (MST)

USA

Radio Interview with Wendy Fopeano and Norman Provizer!
To listen go to http://www.kuvo.org/jzstream.htm

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Jan. 13, 2008 |6 & 8pm

Denver, CO USA

Cover : $12.00

featuring...

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh, Quinlan, Chuck Schneider, Scott Crump, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Brian Wilson and Jill Fredrickson!

Dazzle Retaurant & Lounge

Dec. 09, 2007 |6pm & 8pm

Denver, CO USA

Reservation recommended
Cover : $12.00

featuring...
Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Matt Rorick, Tom Ball, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine, Ben Makinen

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Nov. 04, 2007 |6pm & 8pm

Denver, CO USA

Reservation recommended
Cover : $12.00

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, John Gunther, Chuck Schneider, Tom Ball, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine, Ben Makinen

Colorado Music Buzz

Nov. 01, 2007

CO

Colorado Music Buzz Magazine is doing an Spotlight article on me for the November issue. It wil be out on the 1st of Nov.

Dazzle Restaurant&Lounge

Oct. 22, 2007 |7pm

Denver, CO USA

The Denver School of the Arts Concert Series
Cost:$5.00
Featuring the many talented students from DSA! They are playing some of my music and I will be conducting them

Denver School of the Arts Concert Hall - Jazz Symposium

Oct. 19, 2007 |7pm - 9pm

Denver, CO USA

Details : TBA
I will be conducting the students band from DSA with a special guest Victor Mendoza!

Dazzle Retaurant & Lounge

Oct. 14, 2007 |6pm & 8pm

Denver, CO USA

Reservation Recommended

Brad Goode, Ron Miles, Josh Quinlan, Chuck Schneider, Nelson Hinds, Pete Lewis, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine, Ben Makinen

KUVO 89.3 LIVE!!!!! - pledge drive

Oct. 12, 2007 |4pm - 5pm

Denver, CO USA

We are playing LIVE at the KUVO studio. We will be on the air from 4-5pm!

Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Chuck Schneider, Scott Crump, Clare Church, Dave Devine, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine, Ben Makinen

Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum

Oct. 08, 2007 |TBA

Yokohama city, Kanagawa, JAPAN

The Senzoku Gakuen College of Music All Star Big Band will play my composition. I’ll write the actual full Big Band chart for them! If you are in Tokyo area, please go see them. This is the college I went to before I came to USA!

P.S: PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO SEE ME AND CONTACTED ME ABOUT THIS DATE - I WAS PLANNING ON BEING THERE BUT I’M SORRY I CAN’T AND WON’T BE THERE....... But they will play my music!

The Walnut Room - Double Bill with Ron Miles Group!

Oct. 06, 2007 |9pm

Denver, CO USA

RON MILES & BLOSSOM W/ CHIE IMAIZUMI JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Doors : 8pm
Showtime : 9pm
Ages : 21 and older
Tickets : go to www.ticketswest.com or King Soopers

Musicians : Brad Goode, Gabriel Mervine, Josh Quinlan, Lynn Baker, Nelson Hinds, Reagan Mitchell, Dave Devine, Jeff Jenkins, Bill McCrossen, Mike Marlier, Ben Makinen

Dazzle Retaurant & Lounge

Sep. 09, 2007 |6pm & 8pm

Denver, CO USA

Greg Gisbert, Gabriel Mervine, John Gunther, Peter Sommer, Nelson Hinds, Clare Church, Dave Devine, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine
Cover : $12.00

KUVO Radio Interview!

Sep. 06, 2007 |10:30am

Denver, CO USA

with Susan Gatschet Reese!

Chapultepec Too

Aug. 22, 2007 |8pm-11pm

Denver, CO USA

Brad Goode, Ron Miles, Pete Lewis, Chuck Schneider, Scott Crump, Clare Church, Mike Abbott, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Paul Romaine, Eric Trujiilo
Cover : $5.00

El Chapultepec Too

Jul. 26, 2007 |8pm

Denver, CO USA

It's FREE!!!

* Musicians
Greg Gisbert, Jeff Jenkins, Mike Abbott, Clare Church, Ben makinen, Todd Reid, Bijoux, Pete Lewis, Tom Meyer, Doug Scarborough ,Gabe Mervine

El Chapultepec Too

Jul. 19, 2007 |8pm

Denver, CO

Cost: FREE!!!

Greg Gisbert, Jeff Jenkins, Paul Romaine, Mark Simon, Peter Sommer, Nelson Hinds, Mike Abbott, Clare Church, Damani Phillips, Gabe Mervine

El Chapultepec Too

Jul. 12, 2007 |8pm

Denver, CO USA

Cost: FREE!!!

Greg Gisbert, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon, Nelson Hinds, Mike Abbott, Clare Church, Todd Reid, Gabe Mervine, Damani Phillips and more!

CCJA - Composer's Workshop

Jul. 09, 2007 to Jul. 30, 2007 |4 Mondays, July 9 - 30; 7-9pm

Denver, CO USA

Ages 14 - adult Cost: $100.00 Location: TBA

Students will explore the fundamentals of jazz composition/arranging and receive feedback and support for compositions they will write during the session.

If you are interested in applying for the program, please go to www.jazzarts.org/
contact Paul Romaine, Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts
Thank you!

El Chapultepec Too

Jul. 05, 2007 |8pm

Denver, CO USA

Cost: FREE!!!

Greg Gisbert, Ron Miles, Jeff Jenkins, Paul Romaine, Mark Simon, Peter Sommer, Nelson Hinds, Clare Church, Damani Phillips, Ben Makinen

KUVO Radio Interview with Wendy Fopeano!

Jul. 05, 2007 |2:30pm

Denver, USA