Chris Ziemba

Pianist, Composer, Educator


Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Duo with Dom Drwal, Jr. at Treme (Islip, Long Is.)

I'll be joining an old friend from my days at the Eastman School of Music, bassist Dominic Drwal, Jr. Dom's inventive spirit and virtuosity always make duo playing an endlessly enjoyable and surprising endeavor, so you'll not want to miss this if you're in the area! We'll be performing at Long Island's best-known jazz club, Treme.

Lineup:
Chris Ziemba, piano
Dom Drwal, Jr., bass

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Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Raderman CD Release at Cavatappo

Guitarist Sam Raderman is releasing a new album and hosting the event at the Upper East Side's best (only?) jazz club, which also doubles as a killing Italian eatery: Cavatappo Grill. We'll be playing a mixture of tunes off the new record, leavened with a healthy dose of standards. Two sets at 8 & 10pm, reservations highly recommended.

Lineup TBA

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Cowboys & Frenchmen at Cornelia Street Cafe

This is Cowboys & Frenchmen's last performance before we head into the studio to record our second album! The music will be as hot as it can get, so come check us out at Cornelia Street Cafe!

Featuring:
Owen Broder - alto sax/woodwinds
Ethan Helm - alto sax/woodwinds
Chris Ziemba - piano
Ethan O'Reilly - bass
Matt Honor - drums

$10 cover + $10 food/drink min

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Feb
3
9:00 PM21:00

Aubrey Johnson Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe

I'll be back at Cornelia Street Cafe with one of the most musically rewarding ensembles that I regularly get the chance to perform with, the Aubrey Johnson Sextet. We'll be playing two sets at 9 and 10:30pm.

Featuring:
Aubrey Johnson - vocals, comp/arr
Tomoko Omura - violin
Michael Sachs - woodwinds
Chris Ziemba - piano
Matt Aronoff - bass
Jeremy Noller - drums

$10 cover + $10 food/drink min

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Feb
2
8:30 PM20:30

Terraza 7 Big Band

I'll be back with the best-kept secret of a big band NYC has to offer. (We're working on that.) We play the first Thursday of every month at our namesake, Terraza 7. If there's new music to be premiered (which is often), the first set will be an open rehearsal set, followed by a performance set. Otherwise we'll do two sets of different music. All music is arranged or composed by the co-directors: saxophonist Michael Thomas and bassist Edward Perez. Not to be missed! This band will seriously blow your face off in a good way.

Lineup TBA

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Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Kitano Jam Session

I'll be holding down the piano post in the house band for this installment of the weekly session at Kitano! Come at the beginning for a set of original music and arrangements by the master of ceremonies, bassist Iris Ornig. Session begins at 9pm and extends until 11:30pm. $15 food/drink minimum.

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Jan
20
10:30 PM22:30

Tammy Scheffer Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe

I've been a part of this band since before I even moved to NYC in 2011, so every time this group gets together to play, I get really excited. This time we're performing as part of the Israeli Jazz Fest at Cornelia Street Cafe, a cozy dedicated listening room in the Village. We'll be performing originals and arrangements by our fearless leader, Tammy Scheffer, whose music ranges from quirky and filled with humor to haunting and melancholic. Don't miss it!

Featuring:
Tammy Scheffer - vocals, comp/arr
Eyal Hai - alto sax
Dan Pratt - tenor sax
Chris Ziemba - piano
Daniel Foose - bass
Ronen Itzik - drums

$10 cover + $10 food/drink min

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Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Jam Session at Cavatappo

I'll be performing in the house band at Cavatappo for their first monthly jazz jam session. Hosted by the great Mike Sailors. Come on out to hear a wide variety tunes at this perfectly suited restaurant/jazz club combination. Who knows what'll happen? Who knows who will turn up??!!

Lineup:
Mike Sailors - trumpet, host
Chris Ziemba - piano
George Delancey - bass
Alex Raderman - drums

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Jan
8
1:40 PM13:40

Chris Ziemba Quartet at APAP Showcase

As part of Outside In Music's first annual showcase for the Association of Performing Arts Presenter's (APAP) NYC conference, the Chris Ziemba Trio will be presenting a short set of original music from my debut album, Manhattan Lullaby. This will take place at Michiko Rehearsal Studios. Stop by for a chance to connect, we'd love to meet you!

Featuring:
Chris Ziemba - piano
Dave Baron - bass
Jimmy Macbride - drums  

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Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

Buffalo Jazz Collective at Nietzsche's

For the first time ever, I'll be performing at Nietzsche's with the Buffalo Jazz Collective, a wonderful collection of musicians who currently reside in (or once resided in) my hometown of Buffalo, NY. Many of these cats are currently in NYC, and since we'll be home for the holidays, why not get together and make a gig out of it?!

Featuring:
Mark Filsinger - trumpet, artistic director
Bill Todd - alto saxophone
Brendan Lanighan - trombone
Chris Ziemba - piano
Alec Safy - bass
Carmen Intorre - drums

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Nov
19
9:00 PM21:00

Aubrey Johnson Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe

The Aubrey Johnson Sextet is performing at one of my favorite clubs in the Village, Cornelia Street Cafe. Come out to hear some newer arrangements and compositions! Two sets at 9 and 10:30pm.

Lineup:
ubrey Johnson - vocals, comp./arr.
omoko Omura - violin
Michael Sachs - woodwinds
yours truly - piano
Matt Aronoff - bass
eremy Noller - drums

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