Cyrus Chestnut

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Birthday
17, 1963
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

Considered one of the best jazz pianists of his generation. He was willing to play space in blunt disregard of notes.

Before Fame

He attended the Berklee College of Music where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in jazz composition and arranging.

Trivia

He had a small role in 1996's Kansas City, which was directed by Robert Altman. He also appeared on the soundtrack.

Family Life

He was born to McDonald, a former postal worker who played the church organ, and Flossie, a city social services worker who directed the church choir.

Associated With

He collaborated with some of the greatest artists of his era, including Bette Midler, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Cole, and Jimmy Scott.