'Jam Sessions' Planète Jazz avec/with Chet & Jim Doxas
Every Monday, Chet and Jim Doxas host the Upstairs' jam session. Chet Doxas is accomplished both as a saxophonist as well a composer and arranger. Born in 1980 and raised in Montreal, Canada, Chet grew up in a fertile musical environment. Since his first professional gig at age thirteen, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, received the Rico Golden Reed Award at Music Fest Canada in Toronto and was honored as Jazz Report Magazine's "Best Secondary Jazz Musician in Canada." Chet’s work can be heard on over 80 CD’s with various North American talents. He has also recorded and composed for numerous film soundtracks in Canada, the USA, and France. Most notably, Chet’s playing was featured on the Academy and Grammy Award nominated soundtrack of “Les Triplettes de Belleville”, composed by Ben Charest. He has performed and recorded alongside many great jazz artists such as Dave Douglas, Maria Schneider, Jan Jarczyk and Oliver Jones. His debut recording, Sidewalk Etiquette (Justin Time Records 8516-2), features his original compositions in a quartet setting. Currently, Chet shares his time between New York City and Montreal where he can be heard leading his own groups or participating as a sideman in many projects.