Trio gives some heart to jazz
Oct 17, 2013 | 2128 views | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cyrus Chestnut trio
Cyrus Chestnut trio
slideshow
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.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet


Comment Policy

In an effort to promote reasoned discussion, transparency, and integrity in online commenting, The Deerfield Valley News requires anyone posting comments to identify themselves using their real name. Anonymous commenting will not be allowed. All comments will be subject to approval before posting, and may take up to 24 hours for approval to be granted.

We encourage civil discourse among readers, and ask that they be willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. No personal harassment or hate speech will be tolerated. Please be succinct and to the point. For longer comments, please consider submitting a letter to the editor instead. It will appear in both the print and online editions.

All comments will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject, edit or remove any comment for any reason. For questions or to express concerns feel free to contact our office at (802) 464-3388.