Rafael Chávez has become a staple of the music scene in Michiana. His work with Lalo Cura and Kansas Bible Company has put his music and his name in national media, including NPR and American Songwriter Magazine, among others. Chávez has also become a very requested jazz musician with various local groups including VibeNation, Kris Brownlee Band, French Quarter, and Truth in Jazz. This time around Chávez will be leading his own jazz group at the Elkhart Jazz Festival, featuring Buddy Pearson on bass and Arthur Schroeder on drums.