The Marco Island Center for the Arts is ringing in the holiday season with a newly added concert event featuring Martina DaSilva and Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski live from the courtyard on December 17 at 5:30 PM. This jazz duo, known as Chimytina have been making music together for half a decade, and since 2014, they have produced a video series that has led them down the pathway to viral success. Chimytina features the innovative vocals of DaSilva with the dynamic bassist Chmielinski.
Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski is one of the most in-demand bassists in New York City. At just 25 years of age, the bassist/ producer/bandleader/composer has worked and toured with an impressive list of jazz luminaries including Wynton Marsalis, Marc Cary, Brad Mehldau, and Joey Alexander among many others. Chmielinski is a Julliard graduate and played in 14 different countries and collaborated with country music sensation Kelsea Ballerini on national television, accompanied the stars of Broadway’s “Hamilton,” performed with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump and recorded on the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s “Café Society.”
New York Native Martina DaSilva has been captivating audiences with her signature blend of daring technical virtuosity and expressive emotional sensitivity since she burst on the scene. DaSilva draws equally from the styles of early jazz, opera, and chamber music, her musicality transcends conventional genre labeling. She is best known as the leader of the jazz vocal harmony group The Ladybugs. In addition to her work with The Ladybugs, DaSilva leads her own group and has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Bern International Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, the NYC Hot Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Generations in Jazz Festival and the NY Winter Jazzfest.
Chimytina will be performing selections from their debut holiday album “A Very Chimytina Christmas” offering concertgoers a fresh take on classic holiday tunes as well as original compositions. This holiday album received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and many more. A Very ChimyTina Christmas shows off the best of youthful creativity, that gracefully productive muse presenting old and well-worn music in new and exciting ways. DaSilva and Chmielinski possess a deeply embraced and realized a musical approach that is surprising and compelling.