Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.”