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Jarrett Cherner

Hailed as “an impressive soloist and an immaculate accompanist” (Richard Kamins) with “a bright future” (Scott Yanow), Brooklyn-based pianist, composer and bandleader Jarrett Cherner has captivated listeners with his lyricism, technical facility and consistently evolving musical vision.

Originally from San Francisco, where he garnered praise as “one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene” (Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News), Cherner debuted on his own BaldHill Music label in 2006 with the compelling trio release Burgeoning, which earned recognition from the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards. As a driving force behind the collective jazz quintet Sketches (, Cherner released two albums, both critically acclaimed: Sketches Volume One (BaldHill, 2013) and Volume Two (Brooklyn Jazz Underground, 2014).

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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

“A lyrical player who sounds thoughtful even when playing an uptempo piece, Jarrett Cherner clearly has a bright future. His compositions are quite original (rather than being based on familiar chord changes), his improvising hints in spots at Bill Evans but is personal, and his interplay with his trio finds the three musicians often seeming to think as one.” —Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

“Cherner’s music tells a story

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