Chantz has also headlined at Hollands 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 Scotts in London, the Quai du Blues in Paris, 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 was signed to Decca/Universal Records at the age of 16 and his current album, Stories of Me, released on that label was recorded at Conway Studio with an 18-piece Jazz orchestra under the musical direction of Jerry Hey. Currently in discussions with several major labels, the very personable New Orleans native has performed as a special guest with The Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra at the Birdland in New York, and as a special guest with The Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Orchestra at the Bahi Center in Los Angeles.
He has also been a special guest with the Irvine Pacific Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Colburn Childrens Choir of Los Angeles. Chantz was the subject of an excellent one-hour documentary The Child of Jazz and Chance It, which was released throughout Europe. Produced by French director/photographer, Mohammed Kounda and initially released in London as My Louis Armstrong Years, the documentary received international acclaim and received nomination consideration in the Best Documentary category at The Cannes Film Festival. The brilliantly chronicled documentary spans a five-year period, showing the remarkable transformation of a 12-year old Jazz-loving student, evolving into a seasoned professional among his mentors and peers; one of whom happens to be Wynton Marsalis. A favorite on the high seas, Chantz has just completed nearly a years long stint on the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), and is currently preparing to record his second CD.
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