About Belle Amour
Belle Amour is a world class jazz band that captures the essence of the era with a look and sound that connects the audience to the music in a fun and engaging way. Belle Amour is comprised of classically trained professional musicians. Members of Belle Amour have toured nationally and internationally with acclaimed artists. Music performance is our way of communicating with the world around us.
Jason Craft: keys, guitar, vocals
Jason has toured the world as the music director and pianist for Sheila Raye Charles. He can be found on a regular basis with all of the best local Twin Cities musicians at many of the local music venues. Jason can also be heard on countless recordings, as his musical talents are frequently called upon for studio work. Thankfully for us, Jason has always been looking for an excuse to learn the accordion.
Katie Craft: vocals
Katie spent six years leading the Dean Weisser Band, a classic rock and blues band and has sung with many other local bands including The Senders and jump blues band Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs.
Katie's vocal phrasing and stylistic interpretation is well beyond her years. Belle Amour has allowed Katie to embrace her true vocal age. Plus she likes to wear cute clothes.
Graydon Peterson: bass
Graydon Peterson is one of the backbones of the jazz scene in the Twin Cities. Known as a guy who excels at many styles, Graydon has played with the Twin Cities’ top jazz singers and modern jazz groups, and has toured around the United States. Recently, Peterson formed the much anticipated Graydon Peterson Quartet, which has been received with rave reviews.
A 3rd degree black belt in the ancient art of Kung Fu, Graydon is a fearless bassist, not to be reckoned with.
Scott Chabot: drums
For more than a decade Chabot has performed professionally in the Midwest with pianist and composer George Maurer. He is the creator of the award winning Twin Cities live music service, Reception Jazz. Chabot is also an entertainment consultant for GL Berg Entertainment.
A fan of all things vintage, Chabot took his wife's advice and created Belle Amour to meet the musical needs of young lovers everywhere.