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Chilly Gonzales

Born 20 March 1972.

Canadian electronic music musician Jason Charles Beck

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Chilly Gonzales: Why We Should All Play Music

It's World Music Day. Grammy nominated musician Chilly Gonzales wants us to learn piano.

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Biography

Chilly Gonzales (born Jason Charles Beck; 20 March 1972) is a Canadian musician who resided in Paris, France for several years, now in Cologne, Germany. Though best known for his first MC and electro albums, he is also a pianist, producer, and songwriter.

He regularly collaborates with the Canadian musicians Peaches, Mocky and Feist (who toured with him through Europe and Australia for the album 'Presidential Suite'). Additionally, he has collaborated with Jamie Lidell on the albums Multiply and Compass, Buck 65 on the album Secret House Against the World, Daft Punk on the album Random Access Memories and performed with Drake at the 2011 Juno Awards.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Solo Piano II

    Solo Piano II 2012

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Tranquillity triumphs on the erudite Canadian’s latest album.
  2. Review of The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales

    The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales 2011

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Classic rap redefined by the Canadian prankster.
  3. Review of Ivory Tower

    Ivory Tower 2010

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    The consummate entertainer shows he can still bring the funnies.
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