Internationally acclaimed washboardist, Chaz brings a long list of credits to his band. Originally from New York, Chaz lived in Boulder, CO from 1975-1997, and played with a wide variety of bands including the legendary Ophelia Swing Band, Prosperity Jazz Band, BBQ Bob & Washboard Chaz, Judy Roderick and the Forebears, and Bleecker St. Chaz has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Anders Osborne and Corey Harris among others. He has opened for many bands, including Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, Doc Watson and Keb Mo. Chaz has been on over 100 recordings, including John Hammond’s 1998 Grammy nominated “Long as I have You”. Chaz was a finalist twice in the KBCO Boulder songwriting contest in the early 80’s and has been the focus of dozens of newspaper features nationwide over the years. He has played festivals and clubs from coast to coast, including the Bottom Line in New York City, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the American Music Hall in San Francisco and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver. He is an international veteran, playing Germany with Bleecker St., Holland and Germany with David Booker, and in Tokyo Japan in 2006 and 2008. Since his move to New Orleans in Dec. of 2000, Chaz has played with the cream of New Orleans musicians, including the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, the Iguanas, Tuba Fats, Royal Fingerbowl, the Jazz Vipers, the Tin Men, the Palmetoo Bug Stompers and Washboard Rodeo.