THE ARTS CLUB BACK STAGE LOUNGE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, May 23rd, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kick back and enjoy cocktails and live music featuring local jazz talents
Members: $20 – Public $25
Jazz pianist, composer, and educator Chris Ziemba holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School. He first entered the scene in 2009, when he was invited to be a featured guest on Marian McPartland's iconic radio program on NPR, Piano Jazz. In 2011, Ziemba won first place in the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. In 2013, he recorded Chakra, a seven-movement suite composed for big band by Jazz at Lincoln Center saxophonist Ted Nash. When living in New York Ziemba performed with Kurt Elling, Carl Allen, Marcus Printup, Ron Blake, Karrin Allyson, and Ryan Truesdell's Grammy-winning Gil Evans Project. Ziemba released his debut album, Manhattan Lullaby, in 2016. The album features his original compositions and arrangements with the collaboration of saxophonist Michael Thomas, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Jimmy Macbride.
In 2017, Ziemba became the pianist for the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force Band based in Washington, D.C. When not on tour, he continues to regularly perform, record and teach all along the East Coast.
Free parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
For more information please call 202-331-7282 ext 120