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Cyrus Chestnut Trio
February 7, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$55.00
The Cyrus Chestnut Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $55.00 cover.
Cyrus Chestnut – piano
Eric Wheeler – bass
Chris Beck – drums
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.
Cyrus is also a faculty member 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.