Chitlin Dixon

The Crew Presents

Chitlin Dixon

Jim White, Steve Kovalcheck, Kelsey Shiba, Erik Applegate, Drew Zaremba

Fri Nov 30

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $80.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages


Chitlin Dixon
Chitlin Dixon
Chitlin Dixon is comprised of Jim White on drums, Steve Kovalcheck on guitar, and Kelsey Shiba on vocals and keys. The band features a rotating cast of musicians and special guests associated with the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Studies Program.


Drummer Jim White is an active performer and educator. His first musical experiences took place in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied percussion with Paul Yancinch, Mike Cebulski, Sonny Emory, and Jeff Sipe. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Jazz Studies/Composition from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas. While a student at the University of North Texas, White performed with the renowned “One O’clock Lab Band” for three years. In 1992, Maynard Ferguson recruited White for his “Big Bop Nouveau” band with which he toured internationally. White is featured on Ferguson’s recording, Footpath Cafe.

In 1995, White moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he remains active as a performer and studio musician. His versatility and unique sound have been featured on many jazz, pop, and country recordings. White’s performance and recording credits feature a diverse array of artists including J.D. Souther, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Crystal Gayle, Jerry Douglas, Curtis Stigers, Charlie Peacock, Jack Pearson, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, and Willie Nelson. In addition, he has performed with many top jazz artists including Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Joey Defrancesco, Pat Bianchi, Greg Gisbert, Jim Ferguson, Chris Potter, Annie Sellick, the North German Radio (N.D.R.) Big Band, and many others.

As an educator, White has performed clinics at universities and jazz festivals throughout the country. In 2005, he joined the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado, where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies. He directs UNC’s Lab II Big Band, supervises the jazz combo program, teaches jazz history, as well as applied drum set students. In 2010, one of his students was selected as the winner of the “Percussive Arts Society International Jazz Drum Set Competition.” White also directs The Vanguard Combo, which was selected as “Best College Small Jazz Group” by Downbeat magazine in 2010 and 2011. White can be heard regularly with the UNC Faculty Quartet, which features Dana Landry, Steve Kovalcheck, and Erik Applegate. He currently co-leads the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, a big band featuring many of the finest jazz musicians in the Northern Colorado area.

Jim White is proud to be an artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Crescent Cymbals, Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, and Humes & Berg Cases.


Guitarist/composer Steve Kovalcheck joined the UNC Jazz Studies faculty in the fall of 2009. He holds a B.M. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a M.M. from the University of Northern Colorado. Kovalcheck teaches the Jazz Improvisation sequence and Jazz History for Non-Majors. He also directs a small jazz ensemble and leads the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Kovalcheck maintains an active performance schedule in the greater Denver area. His professional experience includes recording and touring with Columbia recording artist Robinella and the C.C. String Band. Kovalcheck has performed with artists including Victor Krauss, the “New York Voices,” the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Coffin, Tommy Sims, Blue Note Recording Artist Carrie Rodriguez, and the Dana Landry Quartet. He is a member of the Be3 Trio featuring Jim White (drums) and Pat Bianchi (organ). His compositions have been played internationally, including performances at the “Jazz En Tete” festival in Clermont, France. Kovalcheck is listed in Downbeat as a notable alum of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Venue Information:
Moxi Theater
802 9th st
Greeley, CO, 80631