Born in 1963, Chestnut started his musical career at the age of three, playing piano at the Mount Calvary Star Baptist Church at the age of six in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. By age nine, he was studying classical music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute in Baltimore. In the fall of 1981, Cyrus began jazz education in Boston, MA at the Berklee College of Music. In 1985, he earned a degree in jazz composition and arranging. While at Berklee, Chestnut was awarded the Eubie Blake Fellowship, the Oscar Peterson, Quincy Jones, and Count Basie awards for exceptional performance standards at the college. After Berklee, Cyrus began further honing his craft as a sideman with some of the legendary and leading musicians in the business. Some of these great people include; Jon Hendricks, Michael Carvin, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, , Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Regina Cater, Chick Corea, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Joe Williams, Isaac Hayes, Kathleen Battl.
How to hire Cyrus Chestnut for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Cyrus Chestnut.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Cyrus Chestnut, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Cyrus Chestnut or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Cyrus Chestnut's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Cyrus Chestnut for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Cyrus Chestnut, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Cyrus Chestnut. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Cyrus Chestnut booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Cyrus Chestnut for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Cyrus Chestnut booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Cyrus Chestnut charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Cyrus Chestnut for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Cyrus Chestnut agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Cyrus Chestnut, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Cyrus Chestnut booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Cyrus Chestnut, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Jazz, Jazz Contemporary, Jazz Instrumental, Male, Age Group-18-30's, Age Group-30's-50's,