Modern Jazz



Know, Wonder

Ravenous (More)

Cartwheels on a Tightrope

Disordered (Out of Order)

Watching You Watch Me (Insecurity) 





Amanda Ekery, Voice

Martha Kato, Piano

Paul Pandit, Bass

Chase Elodia, Drums


Chase Elodia’s Perennials is a Brooklyn-based ensemble. Their 2022 Biophilia Records release, Portrait Imperfect, was named one of the Best New Albums of 2022 by Downbeat Magazine, who awarded it 4.5 stars and hailed it as “artful” and “ambitious.” Founded in 2020, the band combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and electronic artists like Meshell Ndegeocello, Norma Winstone, and Becca Stevens. The group frequently tours across the US and abroad; in the past few years, they have performed at the San Teodoro Jazz Festival (Sardinia, Italy), DC Jazz Festival, Bird’s Eye (Basel, Switzerland), Lakehouse Jazz (San Francisco), The Muse (Boulder, CO), Rudy’s Jazz Room (Nashville, TN), Fulton St. Collective (Chicago, IL) and Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY). The band was featured at the 2023 Winter Jazz Festival, has received accolades from the Café Royale Cultural Foundation and South Arts, and is set to release their next album in Spring 2024 on Biophilia Records. The music for this program at Bates is drawn from their 2022 release, their forthcoming 2024 release, and a few new unrecorded pieces.