Canadian songwriter and piano-based musician Mason Chance takes influence from a wide variety of genres to create their unique blend of jazz and pop music.
Living in Toronto ON, Chance is currently studying in Humber College’s jazz program. They quit piano lessons as a child but later taught themselves to play instead, also picking up bass, drums, guitar and anything else they could get their hands on. Some of Chance’s greatest influences include Stevie Wonder, Donald Fagen, Fiona Apple and Gavin Castleton, but they credit an album by American singer-songwriter and record producer Ben Folds for their return to the piano at the age of 16. Chance’s performance history includes many performances both as a soloist and as a bandleader.
Chance also has a passion for film and photography, allowing them to create and edit their own videos in their home studio complete with keyboards, synths, percussion instruments and a competent selection of recording gear and software. As an embracer of technology, they deliver frequent online content in the form of YouTube videos and live streams while also performing around Toronto at festivals such as Big on Bloor and Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and in venues like the Rivoli, the Free Times Cafe, and 120 Diner.
Chance released their debut EP, ‘Lost,’ on June 9th, 2017, and they have released several singles since while working on their next solo EP.