Pianist Chris Cherney has been active in New York as a teacher, performer, composer and musical director for 45 years. With each passing year his appreciation of the transformative power of studying music grows. His command of different styles has allowed him to perform with a wide range of musical legends from The Drifters, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry to the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Britt Woodman and Milt Hinton in venues from Opryland to Carnegie Hall. The New York Times has called his work “powerful, rhythmic and kaleidoscopic”. In addition to his private practice Chris has taught at City College of New York, the Brooklyn Conservatory and in the New York public school system. He is a recipient of a Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.