Jarrett Cherner

New York based Pianist, Composer, and Educator Jarrett Cherner was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing degrees in Mathematics at Tufts University (2003, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Jazz Piano Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music (2004), he returned to the west coast, becoming “one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene” (San Jose Mercury News, 2007).

While based in San Francisco, Cherner performed with the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Collective West Jazz Orchestra, Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, Kasey Knudsen Sextet, Fred Randolph Quintet, Terrence Brewer, Orquesta Bakan (among many others), and ran one of the city’s best weekly jazz jam sessions at Grant & Green in North Beach.

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Pianist Jarrett Cherner brings beauty into the picture and serves as a go-between, linking the horns and the rhythm section together”
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“[Cherner is] an impressive soloist and an immaculate accompanist.””
–Richard Kamins, Step Tempest”

“Cherner has established himself as one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene.”
-Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News, 8/07

“A lyrical player who sounds thoughtful even when playing an uptempo piece, Jarrett Cherner clearly has a bright future

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Brooklyn, NY

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BaldHill Records


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