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Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

Get in the holiday spirit with internationally renowned pianist Cyrus Chestnut's hard swinging, soulful sounds! Hear classics from his album A Charlie Brown Christmas, along with other tunes that make him "the best jazz pianist of his generation" (Time magazine).  A staple in the jazz community, Chestnut blends styles that are unabashedly rooted in Gospel and touches on blues-inflected harmonies and tones of Jelly Roll Morton's ragtime and early jazz.

From touring internationally and playing big bands like the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Chestnut says he likes “to construct melodies that tell stories, based on what I've seen, what I feel, and what I hear." Artists’ Web site Video More videos

“The pianist Cyrus Chestnut is one of jazz’s most convincing anachronisms.... What makes his music fly is a complete security in his style, and that sense of untroubled self-assurance.” — New York Times

Tickets: $32, $24, $18