Chris Ziemba

Pianist, Composer, Educator


Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

Cowboys & Frenchmen at DC Jazzfest (Kreeger Museum)

  • Kreeger Museum

We are very excited to have a slot at the 2017 DC Jazzfest in Washington, D.C. We'll be performing at the Kreeger Museum. More details to come!

Lineup:
Owen Broder - alto saxophone, comp/arr
Ethan Helm - alto saxophone, comp/arr
Chris Ziemba - piano
Ethan O'Reilly - bass
Matt Honor - drums

Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Treme

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

Mar
22
10:30 pm22:30

Nick Finzer Sextet at Smalls

  • Smalls Jazz Club

I'll be performing with the Nick Finzer Sextet at one of the most iconic jazz clubs the City, Smalls, featuring music off his upcoming release Hear & Now.

Lineup:
Nick Finzer - trombone, comp.
Lucas Pino - tenor sax
Alex Wintz - guitar
Chris Ziemba - piano
Dave Baron - bass
Jimmy Macbride - drums

Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

New York Jazzharmonic at Symphony Space

  • Symphony Space (Peter Jay Sharp Theater)

This new NYC-based big band features some of the best instrumentalists on the scene, and is led by veteran bassist Ron Wasserman in conjunction with composer Miho Hazama. Check back soon for more details on repertoire and special guests!

Lineup TBA

Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

New York Jazzharmonic at Symphony Space

  • Symphony Space (Peter Jay Sharp Theater)

This new NYC-based big band features some of the best instrumentalists on the scene, and is led by veteran bassist Ron Wasserman in conjunction with composer Miho Hazama. Check back soon for more details on repertoire and special guests!

Lineup TBA

Mar
8
10:30 pm22:30

Luke Sellick CD Release at Smalls

  • Smalls Jazz club

I'm honored to join one of my closest musical companions on his CD release at the iconic Smalls Jazz Club in the Village. Luke is a super swinging, inventive, and lyrical bassist with one of the friendliest vibes on the scene, so please come out and support his debut project as a bandleader!

Lineup TBA

Feb
28
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Raderman CD Release at Cavatappo

  • Cavatappo Grill

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

Feb
3
9:00 pm21:00

Aubrey Johnson Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe

  • 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

Feb
2
8:30 pm20:30

Terraza 7 Big Band

  • Terraza 7

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

Jan
29
8:30 pm20:30

Rue B Vocal Jam featuring Aubrey Johnson

  • Rue B

I'll be holding down the piano chair at Rue B, a cozy little bar/music lounge in Alphabet City. Stop by at the beginning for a set featuring vocalist Aubrey Johnson, bassist Rick Rosato and myself. The session opens up after that, hosted by vocalist Jocelyn Medina.

Jan
25
Jan 26

Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Rum House

  • The Rum House

Come hang at my favorite midtown bar, one that's not filled with pretense or clownery, the Rum House! It's got a cozy vibe with killer drinks and, of course, a killer band.

Featuring:
Jason Prover - trumpet
Chris Ziemba - piano
Dylan Shamat - bass
Alex Raderman - drums

Jan
23
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz at Kitano Jam Session

  • Jazz at Kitano

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.

Jan
20
10:30 pm22:30

Tammy Scheffer Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe

  • 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

Jan
17
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Jam Session at Cavatappo

  • Cavatappo Grill

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

Jan
16
7:00 pm19:00

Solo at Cavatappo

  • Cavatappo Grill

Come out to hear what I've been working on! No cover at Cavatappo, only great food, wine, and music from Luca's Jazz Corner. This is the best combination restaurant/jazz club I've come across yet.

Jan
12
Jan 13

Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Rum House

  • The Rum House

Come hang at my favorite midtown bar, one that's not filled with pretense or clownery, the Rum House! It's got a cozy vibe with killer drinks and, of course, a killer band.

Featuring:
Jason Prover - trumpet
Chris Ziemba - piano
Dylan Shamat - bass
Alex Raderman - drums

Jan
8
1:40 pm13:40

Chris Ziemba Quartet at APAP Showcase

  • Michiko Rehearsal Studios

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  

Jan
7
Jan 8

Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Rum House

  • The Rum House

Come hang at my favorite midtown bar, one that's not filled with pretense or clownery, the Rum House! It's got a cozy vibe with killer drinks and, of course, a killer band.

Featuring:
Jason Prover - trumpet
Chris Ziemba - piano
Dylan Shamat - bass
Alex Raderman - drums

Dec
29
9:00 pm21:00

Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Cavatappo

  • Cavatappo

This swinging little group is hitting at my favorite jazz club/Italian restaurant combo, Cavatappo. For a great culinary and musical experience, don't miss it.

Featuring:
Jason Prover - trumpet
Chris Ziemba - piano
Dave Baron - bass
Alex Raderman - drums

Dec
28
9:00 pm21:00

Buffalo Jazz Collective at Nietzsche's

  • 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

Dec
11
8:30 pm20:30

Tammy Scheffer at Rue B

  • Rue B

I'll be making a rare appearance in Manhattan's Alphabet City district with longtime collaborator/vocalist Tammy Scheffer and bassist Daniel Foose. We play one set at 8:30, then the floor opens up for one of the better sessions to be found.

Nov
19
9:00 pm21:00

Aubrey Johnson Sextet at Cornelia Street Cafe

  • 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

Nov
9
Nov 10

Sneak Thievery Orchestra at Rum House

  • Rum House

I'll be back at this hip little joint in midtown, the Rum House, with Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra. Come out for a rollicking good time!

Lineup:
ason Prover - trumpet, teakettle
ours truly - piano
ylan Shamat - bass
lex Raderman - drums

Nov
4
6:00 pm18:00

Cowboys & Frenchmen at Silvana

  • Silvana

Cowboys & Frenchmen is at it again, featuring some of our newest music as we prepare to hit the studio for our second album in a few months. Come hang at Silvana!

Lineup:
wen Broder - woodwinds, comp./arr.
Ethan Helm - woodwinds, comp./arr.
yours truly - piano
Jesse Breheney - bass
Matt Honor - drums

Nov
3
8:30 pm20:30

Terraza 7 Big Band

  • Terraza 7

I'm back with my favorite big band project in the City, the Terraza 7 Big Band. We'll be playing at our home base in Jackson Heights, Terraza 7. There will be an open rehearsal at 8:30pm, with a set around 10pm.

Lineup TBA