Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation
Cyrus Chestnut – Piano
Tim Green – Saxophone
Obasi Koto – Bass
Eric Kennedy – Drums
Chestnut showed what pervasive spontaneity and deep swing rhythm are all about. Chestnut made spirits soar Chicago Tribune
A masterful jazz pianist and Baltimore native, 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. Raised in the church, he learned how to infuse his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound, a style that first marked his work as a sideman, backing legendary vocalists Jon Hendricks and Betty Carter, as well as with instrumentalists like Donald Harrison and Wynton Marsalis. The future is bright with great possibilities for Cyrus. Expect a unique and unforgettable show as he takes the stage at Keystone Korner Baltimore.
We could not be more deeply grateful about the deeply swinging and soulful music that Cyrus Chestnut, Tim Green, Obasi Akoto, and Eric Kennedy are sharing with us as they lift our spirits with every note at Keystone Korner Baltimore. This is truly music that makes the heart dance and our souls sing, no matter what the daunting challenges of our time. Eternal gratitude, faith, and enduring love….