Balance of OppositesChuck Israels Bass

Passion and humor, excitement and romantic tenderness, energy and relaxation, forward moving propulsion and thoughtful contemplation, dramatic variations in dynamics, organized ensembles and spontaneous solo passages….these are the elements we seek to provide in balanced proportion and organized form in order to communicate effectively in the language of jazz.


Creating Coherent Beauty

This band has been formed in order to maintain and build on the tradition of the best American music - a tradition exemplified by the masterpieces of Armstrong, Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Gil Evans and Bill Evans, among others.

Bill Evans has made the most profound impression on my musical life. The principles that make Bill’s music function as it does are expanded and amplified into a repertoire for this orchestra.

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Upcoming Recording: "Concerto Peligroso"

Upcoming Recording: "Concerto Pelig…

15-01-2017 Hits:1150

Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra with guest soloist Dan Faehnle head into Crossroads Studios this month to record a new album for Dot Time Records called "Concerto Peligroso". Chuck's exquisite and sensitive compositions, including the spectacular mini-concerto for piano "Concerto Peligrosso",...

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New Album: Garden Of Delights

New Album: Garden Of Delights

10-05-2016 Hits:6527

  Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra - Garden Of Delights Garden of Delights is the latest release from the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra. Although Chuck’s musical conception owes much to his trio experience with Bill Evans, he cannot deny his love for Mingus, Monk, Horace Silver, ...

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Second Wind- Chuck israels


 Chuck Israels' recording "Second Wind: A Tribute To The Music of Bill Evans" is now available on

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CD Review in Downbeat Magazine

Second Wind review in Downbeat Magazine