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Cyrus Chestnut Trio

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly:

“I believe the ability to play music is a gift from God and every time I play, I'm thankful,” Cyrus Chestnut toldDownbeat magazine. “Every time I sit down to play, for me, is worship and expression.” In this Jazz Standard run, the prodigiously gifted pianist – whose “brand of crisp articulation and blues–inflected harmony evokes another era” (The New York Times) – will spotlight the music of his new trio album Natural Essence. Recorded in November 2015, Natural Essence features bassist Buster Williams, whose path to bandleader and recording artist led him through the groups of Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Herbie Mann; and drummer Lenny White, a founding member of Return To Forever who has released 11 albums as a leader. “Cyrus Chestnut balances his lithe technical skill with a robust, soulful style that speaks to his deep gospel roots and love of swinging hard bop.” (

Cyrus Chestnut – piano

Buster Williams – bass

Lenny White – drums

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