Chawes’ acclaimed debut “Up Close” propelled him through the sound barrier and into well-earned popularity, sending the singer, pianist and entertainer out on a large-scale tour of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, USA and Canada. With his timeless and sparkling personal bid on vocal jazz/pop/soul in the international league he is one of the few musicians to have sung their way to Ray Charles’ heart. And he is the only musician ever to sign an exclusive sponsorship deal with the crème de la crème of international audio design, Bang & Olufsen. The 4-time award-winning artist is coming back with a new and even more exiting release in fall 2016 that will be followed up by a tour around the world.
Chawes is a true performer, guaranteed to make your night – or your day for that matter – with a voice so warm and enticing, that even the coldest of hearts melt in his company. Jazz Thing (Germany) wrote, “Benni Chawes sets new standards” and Jazzman Magazine (France) “Superb velvet voice”.
Chawes’ sublet warm sound is still to be heard on his new album and will feature the same melodic songwriting that got “Up Close” airplay around the world. It also effectively demonstrates that Benni Chawes has found his own sound in mature methodical freedom and a striking subtlety.