Chantz R.Powell, from New Orleans, is an international recording artist and powerhouse entertainer. Singer, trumpeter, dancer, composer, and actor; Chantz Powell is one of the most interesting artists in the new generation of musicians out of New Orleans, the cradle of jazz. With a mix of influences from the schools of several generations of American musicians, Chantz is something like Sammy Davis Jr. combined with Usher.
As an international recording artist, Chantz has toured throughout Europe, Asia, and Scandinavia. When he was sixteen he signed a contract with Decca/Universal Records and recorded the extraordinary album Stories of Me where unleashed his great talent. In July 2009, Chantz was requested as a headliner for the Oprah “Cruise of a Life Time” on the NCL Gem Cruise Ship.
Since the age of 15, this singer, trumpeter, dancer, songwriter, producer, and actor has been a headliner before crowds of 40,000+ throughout Asia and Europe. He has headlined at such major venues as the 2017 San Javier Jazz Festival, the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as the Manchester, Belfast, and Sheffield Arenas. Chantz has also headlined at Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, the World Beat Festival in Tunisia, and he was an opening act at the Slida Jazz Festival in Norway. He has also been a headliner at Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Quai du Blues in Paris, Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles, and was an opening act for Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Strasbourg Festival and an opening act for Maceo Parker at the Juan Les Pins in Antibes, France. Chantz has performed at major corporate and private events, such as the Melbourne Cup, Melbourne, Australia; LaVazza, Istanbul Turkey (yearly event), and many others. He is currently preparing for the release of his new Urban Soul album “Life is Rhythm."