Cyrus Chestnut trio
BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center will present Cyrus Chestnut in a concert on October 19, at 8 pm. Called “the best pianist of his generation” by Time magazine, Chestnut will appear with his current trio featuring bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Evan Sherman. Chestnut’s repertoire is vast, varied, and deep; his performances usually include selections from the Great American Songbook (such as “East of the Sun,” “It’s All Right With Me”), gospel music (like “Precious Lord,” “Swing Low…”) and jazz standards (e.g., “In a Mellow Tone,” “Giant Steps”). Chestnut’s superb original compositions, his soulful connection to the African-American gospel tradition, and his extraordinary technique have earned him the highest regard from both his peers and jazz aficionados from around the world. A concert by the Cyrus Chestnut Trio is a breathtaking event: those in attendance will be privy to a manifestation of talent and intention, an experience that crystalizes the potential of the highest level of musicianship, craftwork, and heart within the jazz tradition.
The Cyrus Chestnut Trio is made possible thanks to generous financial support from a friend of the Vermont Jazz Center Summer Jazz Workshop. This person believes in the VJC’s work and especially supports scholarship programs enabling all students, regardless of their financial means, to attend concerts and educational programs. This concert is also made possible thanks to the support of the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, and VPR and WFCR.
Tickets for the Cyrus Chestnut Trio at VJC on October 19 are $20 for general admission, and $15 for students with ID (contact VJC about educational discounts). Tickets are available at In the Moment Record Store in Brattleboro, online at www.vtjazz.org or they can be reserved by calling the Vermont Jazz Center ticket line, (802) 254-9088, ext. 1.