Cyrus Chestnut

The New York Daily News once heralded Cyrus Chestnut as the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Chestnut worked with jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and saxophonist Donald before joining jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Chestnut continually tours with his trio, playing at jazz festivals around the world, as well as clubs and concert halls. His leadership and prowess as a soloist have also led him to be first on the list for the piano chair in many big bands including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. Chestnut’s recordings include Dark Before the Dawn, Earth Stories, Blessed Quietness: Collection of Hymns, Spirituals, and Carols, Cyrus Chestnut, Soul Food, and You Are My Sunshine.

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