Performer, promoter, and booking agent for jazz festivals,
clubs and concerts in New England, New York and Cincinnati,
Ohio, including appearances with leading jazz artists. Notable
programs and appearances include:
Extravaganza" in the Garden of the Lord
Jeff, featuring virtuoso Slide Hampton and outstanding area
musicians. Chapopoulo anchored the program with his trio,
backing up appearances by Dr. Jazz Copeland, vocalist Lynne
Meryl, and the natty and amiable Hampton... impressive, energetic,
well focused, polished, and enjoyable."
Jeffrey Inn Jazz Concert Series, MA
organizer, promoter and performer, featuring Bill Hardman
(Muse recording artist), Avery Sharpe (from McCoy Tyner's
band). Charles "Majeed" Greenlee (from Dizzy Gillespie)
and Ed Jones (from Count Basie)
Awards and Affiliations:
American Federation of Jazz Societies, American Federation
of Jazz Educators, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors,
Grant Recipient - Massachusetts Council of the Arts and Humanities
2nd Place award - American Guild of Music Competition
1st Place award (2 consecutive years) - Hoffman Music School
Guitar Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio
Founder and past president - Pioneer Jazz Society, Amherst
Cincinnati Federation of Musicians #1 AFM Ohio, Northampton
Federation of Musicians Local #220 AFM Massachusetts
Hartford Jazz Society, Connecticut
Teaching Experience: University
of Massachusetts Department of Music & Dance jazz
clinics and workshop instructor
Jazzmobile summer session teaching assistant
New North Community School master class teacher
Private Guitar Instruction for Howard Early Music School,
Private instruction on jazz theory, improvisation & technique
Berklee College of Music, Boston. Major in performance.
Guitar Workshop, New York. Summer session in theory, ear training,
classical and jazz guitar.
Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, with Archie
Advanced Theory, Hampshire College, with Dr. Roland Wiggins.
Jazz Improvisation, Afro-American studies, Hampshire College
with Dr. Ray Copeland.
Private instruction from leading jazz and classical guitarists,
including Mick Goodrick, John Damion, John Scofield, Dave
Frank, Ted Dunbar, Atilla Zoller, Cal Collins, Herb Rodgers,
Edgar Dana and John Zaccari, and Pat O'brien.
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