Jason Chaffee is a composer and singer/songwriter that currently hails from Minneapolis Minnesota.
Jason Chaffee is a versatile musician and songwriter whose creative journey has led him through various genres and musical landscapes. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists such as Peter Gabriel, David Gilmour, Colin Hay, Max Cooper, Olafur Arnalds, and Jon Hopkins. Jason Chaffee has crafted a unique sound that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Chaffee's signature is by far his vocal style that lends itself to an airy and warm emotive sound .
With a nod to the power pop-rock genre, Jason Chaffee's freshman album "Carry Me" made waves, earning a spot on the NACC top 200 chart. The album showcased Chaffee's ability to create infectious melodies and songs that stick with you long after the music stops. After embarking on an aggressive recording and touring schedule it was time to begin work on the follow up to "Carry Me."
Blow Up the Outside
However, the musical evolution took an unexpected turn when the global pandemic disrupted the world. Embracing the challenges, Chaffee found solace in exploring the realms of solo compositional work, delving into the ambient genre. Inspired by the likes of Max Cooper, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Ulrich Schnauss, and many others, Jason Chaffee discovered a new avenue for creative expression which also served as a type of therapy to guide through such a challenging life moment.
As a musician who is not confined to any specific genre, Jason Chaffee writes music that is driven by mood, seasons, and an innate desire to evoke emotion within his listeners. His compositions range from immersive and introspective ambient soundscapes that transport you to ethereal realms to catchy and infectious melodies that get stuck in your head. Chaffee's ability to craft earworms while maintaining a distinct atmospheric quality sets him apart as a truly dynamic and innovative artist.
Currently, Jason Chaffee is passionately working on his upcoming debut Ambient album “Molecular” , slated for release in late 2023. The album promises to be a sonic journey through diverse landscapes blending elements of ambient textures, captivating melodies, and emotional soundscapes. With each composition, Chaffee invites listeners to chart their own path in his ever-evolving musical universe, leaving the definition and genre up to the ear of the beholder.
"Genre's are fake" - Charlie Parr
Keeping to this notion Jason often is found experimenting with many styles of music with the obvious rock/pop but also can be found playing square neck resonator in bluegrass bands, playing festivals like "Blue Ox Music Festival" and Country Jam USA both in Eau Claire Wisconsin.
A note on "Carry Me"
“Carry Me” is Jason’s debut album and tells a deep personal story of seemingly being born again from ashes. The first song on the album, “Lost It All (Only Road)” sets the precedent for what is to become a personal triumph over struggles that leave us with no other choice but to pick up our wreckage and try another way. - “extremely epic and grand. Warm, comforting and joyous.” - Divide and Conquer