Chaz Underriner


As a performer, Chaz plays classical, jazz, and experimental music written after 1925, primarily on electric guitar. In addition to leading his own jazz project, The Chaz Underriner Quintet, Chaz has collaborated with composers including Chaya Czernowin, Sofia Gubaidulina, Mark Applebaum, Michael Pisaro, Joseph Klein, Kirsten Broberg, Mike Winter, Mark Menzies, Josh Levine, Anastassis Philippakopoulous, Brent Farris, and Travis Weller, both as a soloist and in an ensemble setting. Chaz performed at REDCAT in Los Angeles during the Sofia Gubaidulina festival, in a chamber performance the LA Times critic Mark Swed declared “[was played with] focused abandon,” in the New Zealand in LA concert series, and as a part of Deep Camp Festival and Ostrava New Music Days festival in Czech Republic. Chaz also performed at the Laboratorium 2011 Festival in Antwerp, Beligum, with Austin New Music Co-op, at the wulf in Los Angeles, at the Dallas Contemporary, with the UNT Baroque Orchestra, NOVA Ensemble, and the Keith Karns Big Band.

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A concert of Michael Pisaro‘s music of guitar duets and solos featuring Ingrid Lee, Brendan Byrnes and Chaz Underriner. Performed at the Wild Beast concert hall at CalArts on October 27th, 2011, at the wulf in Los Angeles on December 9th, 2011 and in Austin, TX on December 28th, 2011 with Travis Weller as a part of Austin New Music Co-op’s Willow Street House Concert Series.

rapport abstrait [ 40′ ]
brendan byrnes and chaz underriner, electric guitars

E la fora [ 14′ ]
ingrid lee, melodica and chaz underriner, electric guitar

black, white, red, green, blue [ 50′ ]
chaz underriner, electric guitar

Here are some recordings from the October 27th concert:

Here are the program notes:

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