An internationally-acclaimed musician, composer and producer, Chazzy Green's charisma and creativity captivates music lovers of all ages. At first glance and viewing, you can hear the passion and feel the joy that Chazzy puts into his recordings and performances!
Born in Detroit, Chazzy initially received classical training in clarinet and flute. However, something deep inside beckoned to his spirit and drew him to alto and tenor saxophones, as he began to explore blues, rock, jazz and fusion.
Motivated by the musical blood pulsing through his veins, Chazzy gravitated toward musical influences that included Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley and Eddie Harris on saxophone, as well as Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and The Gang, Ohio Players and Jimi Hendrix.
Having established his past and his purpose, and having achieved an early #2 hit (“I Just Can’t Control Myself”) as a member of the group Nature's Divine, Chazzy left Howard and headed for the music mecca of Los Angeles. Upon arriving, the guitar great Ray Parker Jr . took him under his wing and showed Chazzy the musical ropes, "L.A." style. Working with Parker, Chazzy contributed in 1982 to the Golden hit “The Other Woman” and in 1984 to the Platinum hit “Ghostbusters”.
Over the years, Chazzy became more and more sought after and performed in 1994 on Montell Jordan's hit, “This Is How We Do It” (Platinum), in DJ Quik's 1998 “Rhythm-al-ism” (Gold) and in Macy Gray's 1999 “On How Life is” (Multi-Platinum).
Chazzy toured with the Brand New Heavies, Tracie Spencer, Caron Wheeler, DJ Quik, WAR, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Cameo, and the late legendary Bobby Womack. He is currently on tour with his group Chazzy Green & The Green Backs, The Brothers Johnson and Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio.
Chazzy’s latest album “Let’s Go Home” peaked at #8 on the Smooth Jazz Charts and remains in the Top 100 Album Charts.
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On his first album in five years Chazzy Green reconnects with his longtime pal and collaborator Ray Parker Jr., among other top line urban jazz sidemen, to create the richly emotional, alternately punchy/funky, groovy and blissfully sensual collection LET’S GO HOME – whose title reflects the reality of remote recording this past year while in COVID lockdown.