Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Lush original jazz with tantalizing hints of rock, folk, Latin, and blues. A cool and inviting mix of acoustic and electric guitars.

Tony Chotem - guitar
Peter Chotem - guitar

Tony and Peter Chotem grew up surrounded by music and artists of various kinds. Their father, Neil Chotem, was one of Montreal’s busiest arranger/composers, and from him, they learned the value of originality and the need to develop both as composers and as players. Their jazz sets stand out due to the large percentage of originals that are included. Another important lesson they learned from their father was the value of versatility and that there are no real boundaries in music. They are equally happy improvising to an ancient Celtic melody as to a 20th century blues standard. Last but not least, they learned the value of good arranging. Even familiar standards sparkle with fresh ideas and unexpected arrangements.

Tony Chotem studied jazz and classical guitar at McGill University in Montreal. He has recorded with Columbia Records and for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where, when he is not performing or recording with Double Helix, he works as a free-lance musician, arranger and producer. He also teaches both privately and at the North Shore Music Academy.

Peter Chotem lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he divides his time between teaching, composing and, of course, Double Helix.

Tony and Peter Chotem are active members of Vancouver Canada's busy jazz scene, playing clubs, restaurants, festivals, concerts and corporate events. They have been performing as Double Helix since 2000. They have toured extensively throughout Canada, and are repeat performers at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. They have performed at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and were nominated in the “best jazz” category at the Barrie New Music Festival in Barrie Ontario. ''Sigrid” from their full-length original jazz CD: Phoenix Rising, was recently featured in the PBS Roadtrip Nation program, “Ready To Rise”. Double Helix was reviewed in Canadian Musician Magazine, and the duo is currently completing their second all original jazz album ''In A Dream'' due for release in May 2022.


May 7, 2022
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


124 W Broadway
Eugene, 97401