The Crescent Super Band
Organized in 2001 under the direction of Caleb Chapman, the award-winning Crescent Super Band has frequently been hailed as one of the best professional bands in the world to be comprised entirely of young musicians. The band has been featured at many of the world's most prominent music festivals including venues in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, and France. The band also has a strong national presence with recent performances in Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Telluride, and Los Angeles. The crowning performance of their career will be making their headline debut at Carnegie Hall in May of 2013.
On multiple occasions since 2007 DownBeat Magazine has recognized the Crescent Super Band with their coveted "Downbeat Award", marking the band as the best in the country. The band has also won nine "Best of State" awards for Utah, including seven consecutive years as Utah's "Best Professional Band" in any genre. Twice they have received the prestigious "Best of State Statue Award" identifying the band as the top organization in Arts and Entertainment in Utah, beating out every other professional music, arts, and film group for the honor.
They've caught the attention of many of today's top artists as well. Since its inception the band has performed with over two hundred guest artists including Grammy-winners Gordon Goodwin, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Eric Marienthal, Dave Weckl, Bob Mintzer, Ernie Watts, Peter Erskine, and Dave Samuels. Other notable guest artists have included Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Chester Thompson (Genesis), Steve Smith (Journey), Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr) and jazz icon, Toshiko Akiyoshi.
The Crescent Super Band exclusively endorses Yamaha Instruments, D'Addario Guitar and Bass Strings, Rico Reeds, JodyJazz Mouthpieces, Evans Drum Heads, HQ Percussion, Planet Waves Cables, LP Latin Percussion, and Puresound Snare Wire.
Caleb and the Crescent Super Band have stunned me on many occasions. The band plays at the highest level of musicianship i have EVER heard from young musicians.
JEFF COFFIN, Grammy-winning Member of the Dave Matthews Band
The Crescent Super Band is absolutely amazing! Caleb does an extraordinary job!
STEVE SMITH, Legendary drummer of Journey
Best of State Winner 2007-2014