Okay, it’s not that we’re obsessed, but let’s just say “we’re ecstatic” to bring Cyrus back to the Central PA stage.

For those of you who don’t know why (and we can’t imagine who that might be!), Chestnut is one of the leading jazz pianists on the planet, receiving countless awards for his expertise.

His trio will perform at the Ware Center at 6pm on the Millersville University grounds in Millersville, PA. Preceding the trio will be the Hempfield H.S. Jazz Ensemble at 5pm.

Tickets can be obtained online via CPFJ’s website or by dialing 717.540.1010.

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Back by popular demand, the Cyrus Chestnut Trio will open CPFJ’s new season on Sunday, March 18th at the Ware Center/Millersville University in Millersville, PA. The show starts promptly at 5pm with the Hempfield H.S. Jazz Ensemble. The Trio will appear at 6pm.

Chestnut is one of the leading jazz pianists in the world. Born in Baltimore, MD, Chestnut earned a degree in jazz composition and arranging Berklee and was awarded the Eubie Blake Fellowship, the Oscar Peterson, Quincy Jones, and Count Basie awards for exceptional performance standards at the college.

He has performed with some of the legendary and leading musicians in the business, including Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Joe Williams, Isaac Hayes, Kathleen Battle, Betty Carter and, Dizzy Gillespie just to name a few.

Tickets to this event can be purchased online via CPFJ’s website or by dialing 717.540.1010.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Pianist Fred Hughes Homecoming Concert

Lancaster native and Hempfield High School alumni Fred Hughes returns to perform in concert as part of the Fulton Theater’s Jazz Upstairs series on Friday May 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

While stationed in Korea as a member of the Eighth Army Band, Fred formed the jazz group Just Friends which recorded 6 albums and performed to sold out houses as well as live radio and television broadcasts.

Fred returned to Lancaster in 1985 and formed the jazz trio Alternative with whom he performed locally as well as throughout the eastern U.S. He later went on to join the United States Army’s premier touring jazz ensemble, the Jazz Ambassadors performing at prestigious jazz festival venues such as Newport, Montreux, Nice and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Fred has performed with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well as with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, Al Cohn, Roy Hargrove, Bill Waltrous and Toots Thielemans. As a conductor he has directed the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Atlanta, Dayton and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

An extremely accomplished jazz pianist, as well as composer, Fred is an energetic performer exhibiting a strong, hard swinging style. Fred will be joined by bassist Keith Mohler and drummer Dan Monaghan performing jazz standards as well as original compositions.

Tickets are $10.00 advance $12.00 door, call 717.397.7425 or visit http://www.thefulton.org

For more information visit http://www.fredhughes.com

Interview contact: 410.703.0755 or email fhughes@comcast.net