Chestnut, Cyrus, 1963-

Name: Cyrus Chestnut
Dates: 1963

Mraz, G. Bottom lines, p1997. (piano)
African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Chestnut, Cyrus; jazz musician, pianist; born 17 January 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He studied classical music at the Peabody Institute (1972) and earned a degree in jazz composition and arranging from Berklee College of Music (1981-1985). He worked with Jon Hendricks (1986-1988) and with Terence Blanchard-Donald Harrison Quintet (1988-1990), and was a member of Wynton Marsalis’s band (1991). He signed with Atlantic label (1993). He was a member of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (1995-1996) and worked with Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Star Big Band. He won the Eubie Blake Fellowship and the Oscar Peterson, Quincy Jones, and Count Basie Scholarships awards)