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Dan “Chimy” (shim'-ee) Chmielinski is a critically acclaimed, award winning bassist, composer, producer and bandleader who consistently creates original projects under his own brand, Chimy Music. He first began his love affair with the bass at the young age of 3. Now 25, Dan has traveled the world, performing, collaborating and recording with world class musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Joey Alexander, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Marc Cary, Chase Baird, Brad Mehldau, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Jon Batiste, Beka Gochiashvili, Antonio Sanchez, Ulysses Owens Jr., Nir Felder, Etienne Charles, Camille Bertault, Mike Moreno, Bryan Carter, Eric Harland, and Carl Allen and The New York Jazz Symposium, to name a few. Dan founded and leads several groups of his own, including “Four by Four,” an octet innovatively showcasing jazz quartet alongside string quartet, and “Circuit Kisser,” an electronic ensemble consisting of five synthesizers, electric bass and drums, combining jazz harmonies and electronic music; both showcasing Dan’s original compositions.

Dan received his master's degree in jazz studies from the prestigious program at The Juilliard School in 2017 where he also earned his bachelor's degree studying under the great Ron Carter. In 2014, he was selected to receive Juilliard’s Ron Carter Scholarship. The program chair, Wynton Marsalis, once publicly referred to Dan as, "a young star of jazz," and considers him to be one of the most serious musicians of his generation. Proficient in many genres, Dan’s diverse background has allowed him to record and perform with country music sensation Kelsea Ballerini on national television, accompany the stars of Broadway’s, “Hamilton,” perform with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, perform for members of the royal family and much more. He has performed in 14 different countries around the globe and has graced prestigious venues and festivals including The Hollywood Bowl, Chicago Symphony Center, The Newport Jazz Festival, The Monterrey Jazz Festival, The Umbria Jazz Festival, Ravinia Festival and others. He has been continuously inspired and mentored by some of the world’s greatest musicians, jazz and classical alike, including Richard Davis, Ben Wolfe, Rufus Reid, Jason Heath, Carlos Henriquez, Jay Anderson, and others. Dan was one of 15 musicians selected to participate in Ravinia’s prestigious Steans Institute, where he collaborated with jazz masters David Baker, Nathan Davis, Curtis Fuller, and Rufus Reid. Dan plays and endorses Pirastro Eudoxa strings.

Dan is well studied in composition, prolific in both scoring for film as well as concert music. He was one of 8 composers selected to participate in BMI’s, “Composing for the Screen” film scoring mentorship, under the guidance of acclaimed media composer Rick Baitz. He has also studied with composers Philip Lasser, Kendall Briggs and Edward Bilous. Dan began his film scoring career in 2012, scoring filmmaker Connor Smith’s debut feature-length film, “Smoke in the Air.” Since then, Dan has gone on to score countless short films, features, and documentaries. Dan also recorded on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s, “Cafe Society.” He has also composed works for dance, including a recent electronic composition, “Here, Now, Always,” scored to choreographer Caitlyn Javech’s 2017 piece.

In addition, Dan teaches privately and has educated through Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz For Young People Program, Juilliard’s Educational Outreach Program and Juilliard’s jazz summer programs. 

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Upcoming performances

2018

January:

1/3 - Wednesday night jam session - The Django - NYC

1/7 - Peter Mazza Trio - The Bar Next Door - NYC

1/12 - Ben Patterson Trio - Mezzrow - NYC

1/13 - Ben Patterson Trio - APAP, Hilton Midtown - NYC

1/14 - Laurin Talese - APAP, Yamaha Artist Studio - NYC

1/25 - Private Engagement - NYC

1/31 - Filip Bulatovich Trio - Caffe Vivaldi - NYC

February:

2/7 - Bryan Carter - Jazz for Young People - NYC

2/9 - Julius Rodriguez Trio - Alvin and Friends - New Rochelle, NY

2/17-18 - Featured guest artist w/MYAC - Highwood, IL

2/23 - Christopher McBride and the Whole Proof - Minton's Playhouse - NYC

2/24 - Christopher McBride and the Whole Proof - Fat Cat - NYC

2/25 - Natalie Dietz - Fine and Rare - NYC

2/27 - Samora Pinderhughes - NYC

March:

3/1 - Gabe Schneider Trio - Metropolitan Museum of Art - NYC

3/5 - Duo w/Julius Rodriguez - Zinc Bar - NYC

3/5 - Martina DaSilva - Bathtub Gin - NYC

3/7 - Martina DaSilva - The Nomad @ The James Hotel - NYC

3/8 - Nate Sparks Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - NYC

3/9 - Duo w/Filip Bulatovich - NYC

3/10 - Nate Sparks Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - NYC

3/13 - Private Engagement

3/14 - Ethan Kogan Trio - ESO Harlem - NYC

3/15 - Filip Bulatovich Trio - Caffe Vivaldi - NYC

3/20 - Private Engagement

3/22 - Chase Baird Quartet - ShapeShifter Lab - Brooklyn, NY

3/23 - Jake Chapman and Gabe Schneider - Kismat - NYC

3/24 - Steven Feifke Big Band - The Django - NYC

3/23-31 - Richard Davis Bass Conference - Madison, WI

April:

4/6 - Will Healy's ShoutHouse - The Kennedy Center - Washington D.C.

4/12 - Private Engagement

4/13 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

4/20 - Steven Feifke w/ Martina DaSilva, Alex Nguyen and Strings

4/20 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

4/21 - The Ladybugs - Fraunces Tavern NYC

4/24 - Chimy Presents: Four By Four feat. Wynton Marsalis (first set only) - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - NYC

4/25 - Private Engagement

4/26 - Martina DaSilva - Lovelace NYC

4/27 - Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers - St. Louis, MO

May:

5/4 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

5/5 - The Ladybugs - Jazz Standard, NYC

5/9 - Natalie Dietz and Victor Gould - Fine and Rare - NYC

5/11 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

5/12 - Adam Kromelow Trio

5/16 - Steven Feifke Big Band - The Django - NYC

5/23 - Natalie Dietz and Victor Gould - Fine and Rare - NYC

5/25 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

5/27 - Adam Moezenia @ Lelabar - NYC

5/30 - Natalie Dietz and Victor Gould - Fine and Rare - NYC

June: 

6/2 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

6/5 - Douglas Marriner Quartet - Juilliard School - NYC

6/6 - Isaiah Thompson Trio feat. Wynton Marsalis - NYC

6/9 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

6/12-16 - Sam Chess and the Check Mates - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - NYC

6/14 - Steven Herring and Friends - Return to the Garden - Lincoln Center, NYC

6/14 - Adam Kromelow Trio - Nylo NYC

6/19 - Misha Josephs Quartet - Hudson Yards - NYC

6/20 - Steven Feifke Big Band - The Django - NYC

---Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers Summer European Tour---

6/23 - Ascona Jazz Festival, New Orleans Stage - Switzerland

6/24 - Ascona Jazz Festival, New Orleans Stage - Switzerland

6/25 - Ascona Jazz Festival, Ristorante Piazetta - Switzerland

6/26 - Ascona Jazz Festival, Enoteca La Cambusa - Switzerland

6/27 - Ascona Jazz Festival, Stage Elvezia - Switzerland

6/28 - Ascona Jazz Festival, Hotel Castello - Switzerland

6/29 - Ascona Jazz Festival, Ristorante Piazetta - Switzerland

6/30 - Ascona Jazz Festival, Hotel Castello - Switzerland

July: 

(Bryan Carter Tour Cont'd)

7/8 - Acona Jazz Festival - Acona, Italy

7/11 - Marco Concert - Kiev, Ukraine

7/12 - Perron #7 - Odessa, Ukrane

7/14 - Bohemia Jazz Festival - Domazlice, Czech Repubkic

7/15 - Bohemia Jazz Festival - Tabor, Czech Republic

7/19 - Marc Cary Quartet Feat. Duane Eubanks

7/23 - Martina DaSilva - The Standard NYC

7/24 - w/Gabe Schneider and Julian Lee - Arts Brookfield

7/28 - Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers - Rose Jazz Festival - Upstate NY

7/28 - Marc Cary Trio - SMOKE

August: 

8/4 - Marc Cary Trio - Smoke

8/6 - Steven Feifke Trio - Gin Mill

8/9 - Adam Moezenia Trio - The Belfry

8/10 - Lauren Talise - Minton's Playhouse - NYC

8/11 - Lauren Talise - Philadelphia

8/14 - Candice Hoyes Trio - NYC

8/14 - Emily Asher - The Lovelace

8/14-8/18 - Adam Moezenia Trio, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola NYC

8/20 - Natalie Dietz Trio - The Flat Iron Room

8/21 - Lucas Pino No Net Nonet - Small's NYC

8/23 - Adam Kromelow Trio

8/24 - Wayne Escoffery Trio

8/25 - Marc Cary Trio - Smoke

8/27 - Natalie Dietz Trio - The Flat Iron Room

8/31 - Four by Four - Paul Hall, Juilliard - NYC

September: 

9/2 - Four by Four - Juilliard Convocation - NYC

9/6 - Michael Thomas’ Terezza Big Band - Queens, NYC

9/8 - Sam Chess and the Check Mates - NYC

9/21 - Emily Asher - The Lovelace NYC

9/27 - Private Engagement NYC

9/30 - Douglas Marriner, Private Engagement NYC

9/30 - Ben Patterson Trio - Little Branch, NYC

October: 

10/1 - Martina DaSilva - Bathtub Gin NYC

10/4 - Private Engagement

10/6-10/7 - Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers - Duck, NC

10/14 - Ben Patterson Trio - Little Branch, NYC

10/18 - Ben Rosenbloom Trio, NYC

10/19 - Private Engagement

10/23 - Circuit Kisser - The Juilliard School, NYC

10/27 - Natalie Dietz Trio - The Flat Iron Room

10/31 - Steven Feifke Big Band - The Django - NYC

November:

11/6 - Helena Hallberg and her Heathens - The Bitter End

11/7 - Private Engagement NYC

11/8 - Julian Lee Trio NYC

11/12 - Emily Asher - The Lovelace NYC

11/17 - Gabe Schnider Duo

11/29 - Gabe Schnider Trio, Brooks Brothers Upstate NYC

December:

12/1 - Santino Fontana - Long Island, NY

12/4 - Santino Fontana - Birdland, NYC

12/13 - Riley Mulhelkar Christmas Show - Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

12/17 - Mark Sherman, NYC

12/18 - Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers - Brooklyn, NYC

12/30 - Four by Four feat. Laurin Talese - SOUTH Philadelphia

12/31 - Adam Moezinia Trio

More dates added regularly!

CONTACT DAN

Dan Chmielinski
ChimyMusic@gmail.com


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