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Indy Art and Soul: Jazz Pianist Christopher Pitts

He’s a Jazz Pianist who is focused on connecting the roots of the jazz piano tradition with the modern ear through energetic performance, thoughtful collaboration and aesthetic focused compositions. Meet Christopher Pitts.

About Christopher:

As a pianist he has been featured with Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, Rob Dixon Trilogy and Sedalia Marie at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. He’s also recorded two studio albums as keyboardist/co-composer of “Clint Breeze and the Groove” and served as musical director for the 2018 award-winning “Convergence” program.

Christopher’s Piano Trio CP3 can be heard at every “First Friday After Party” at McGowan Hall and Sundays during his summer residency at The Chatterbox.

Catch a one-song performance at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in February on WISH-TV’s Facebook page. And if you love what you saw there, you can come back and watch the full, 45-minute performances here.

Art & Soul fans will be able to watch great performances by 15 acts, from emerging musicians to legendary bands, plus hear a conversation with this year’s visual artist, Matthew Cooper. Matthew created the backdrop for this year’s performances. It’s a collage of the pieces he painted this summer on the boarded-up windows of Old City Hall as part of the Murals for Racial Justice initiative. Matthew also created two original works that viewers can see through the large exterior windows of Gallery 924 at the Arts Council.

Along with the 16 Art & Soul shows, we’ll be presenting special content including a guide to the best Black History Month arts & culture events at indyarts.org.

We worked with Indy Jazz Fest and Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis to program this year’s festival. We shot all the performances over three days in January at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Everyone wore masks except the singers!­­

Please follow @indyartscouncil and #ArtSoulIndy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the celebration.

WEBSITE: To learn more, visit indyarts.org.

SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY INDIANAPOLIS ARTS COUNCIL

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