Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut Trio
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Start Date: Dec 9 2012
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 5 pm



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.”

‘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

‘What makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation is a willingness to
abandon notes and to play space.’
– Time magazine

Tickets: $32, $24, $18