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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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WARRENSBURG, MO (March 30, 2010) – UCM's Performing Arts Series brings the Jen Chapin Trio to Hendricks Hall in a 7:30 p.m. concert Tuesday, April 6.
The Jen Chapin Trio
Singer, songwriter, educator and activist Jen Chapin is the daughter of the late Harry Chapin, perhaps best known for his folk-rock tunes such as “Taxi” and “Cat's in the Cradle.” Although often mentioned in the same breath as her famous father and favorably compared to Norah Jones, Chapin has firmly established herself as a unique talent with a wide range of influences, from world music and reggae to jazz, blues, and hard rock. Chapin is the national spokesperson for World Hunger Year (WHY). Her newest album is titled ReVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder
Jen Chapin’s style has been called urban folk – story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and improvisation of the city. JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller,” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today." She has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien,” honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and opened up for Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers.
Chapin’s three-day residency at UCM also includes three free presentations for students and public: a lyric-writing class Monday, April 5; a music workshop Tuesday, April 6; and a public lecture on world hunger at noon Wednesday, April 7 at noon in Nahm Auditorium at UCM.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. April 6 performance by the Jen Chapin Trio are available by contacting the Performing Arts Series box office in Administration 100 at 660-543-8888. For more information on the public presentations by Chapin, contact the box office.