Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:00 pm
“The show was absolutely fantastic. I talked to dozens of people who were floored by the show”
–Vancouver Jazz Festival, June 2017
“Cyrus’ gig in Victoria was fantastic. The audience loved it! Long overdue…”
– Victoria Jazz Festival, June 2017
Composer, pianist and educator Cyrus Chestnut is a musical force that utilizes his classical, Gospel and jazz influences to entertain and capture his audiences. As a bandleader, Cyrus Chestnut’s repertoire is vast and his work has been featured in films such as Robert Altman’s Kansas City and Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration.
With more than a dozen studio albums in his discography, Cyrus continues to experiment with his familiar integration of jazz, spiritual and classical sound that reflect his heritage and identity as an artist. His most recent composition, “The Saga Of The Cross”, was created for jazz quintet and choir and premiered at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on Good Friday 2017.
His latest studio release on Highnote Records entitled “Natural Essence” featuring Buster Williams and Lenny White has garnered many accolades and his latest release, “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit”, is on track to do the same, already receiving a 4-star review from The Observer and reaching #1 on the Jazz Week charts two weeks running.
Cyrus was also recently appointed to the faculty at the prestigious Howard University, offering lectures on jazz piano and improvisation to the next generation of musical artists. Devoted to education and community engagement, Chestnut’s new appointment builds upon his career as one of jazz’s most celebrated performers.
For the latest info on Cyrus Chestnut, please visit: http://www.cyruschestnut.net