Chance is in it for the art. Over the past eighteen years, their multi-influenced music has intrigued wildly diverse audiences. First heard nationally on the hit TV show “Northern Exposure”, they maintain a full and far-reaching schedule of concerts throughout much of the country. Their touring has included performances in numerous universities as well as a wide array of arts oriented venues. A few of these include the Sheldon Concert Hall in St.
Louis, the Philbrook Museum of Art’s theater in Tulsa, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the World Music Stage at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Individual members of Chance have recorded and performed with jazz greats Miroslav Vitous, Herbie Hancock, film composers Lalo
Schifrin and John Williams, Herb Alpert, Robert Goulet, Michael Columbier and many others.
Chance has enjoyed considerable airplay in the United States on college stations, National Public Radio, and television, and has been aired internationally in over 30 countries. Currently, Chance is a regular feature at the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, an annual 3-month concert season in Bayfield, Wisconsin. They are frequently
heard on “Tent Show Radio”, the Wisconsin Public Radio show compiled from live performances at the Chautauqua. They toured as part of Big Top founder Warren Nelson’s new musical “30th Star”, a work commissioned by the state of Wisconsin for its Sesquicentennial celebration of statehood. Recent credits include the premiere of their new work for chamber ensemble and choir, “Fields: A Cantata for the Peaceful Rain”, with world-renowned new music ensemble Present Music from Milwaukee. A movement from this work was recorded by celtic harpist Kim Robertson with guests “Solas” on her new CD “The Spiral Gate” with the Narada label.
Over the past two summer seasons at the Chautauqua, Chance opened for the legendary Little Feat and, as part of the house band for Big Top Chautauqua, they opened for Willie Nelson and the Smothers Brothers. Chance continues their annual work as a cultural partner of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Arts in Community Education Program (ACE), and continues with various residencies throughout the country.