Cyrus Chestnut is an American jazz composer, pianist, and educator with more than a dozen studio albums. Cyrus has worked with some of the legendary musicians such as Jon Hendricks, Michael Carvin, Donald Harrison, Aretha Franklin, Chick Corea and many more. In the fall of 2014, Cyrus was appointed professor of Jazz Piano and improvisation at the prestigious Howard University in Washington, offering lectures to the next generation of musical artists. In 31 August 2018 Cyrus released his latest album 'Kaleidoscope' which features newly arranged jazz interpretations of classical pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Mozart, and Satie. With more than a dozen studio albums in his discography, Cyrus continues to experiment with his familiar integration of jazz, spiritual and classical sound that reflect his heritage and identity as an artist.