Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Veteran Jazz Composer, Pianist & Educator Cyrus Chestnut

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator Cyrus Chestnut  .. His musical roots began with playing piano at the Mount Calvary Star Baptist Church at the age of five in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. From there, he would move on to Boston for the Berklee College of Music and would go on to dedicate his life to jazz .. honing his craft as a sideman with some of the legendary and leading musicians like Michael Carvin, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Betty Carter and Dizzy Gillespie .. He just released his newest CD – 2018’s Kaleidoscope ..

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