Tyson Chen is a Celtic and jazz pianist based in Ottawa, Ontario. He accompanies award-winning fiddlers with his vibrant Cape Breton piano style and performs soothing jazz renditions from the Great American Songbook.
His musical adventures range from high-energy shows at international festivals, square dances, and cruise ships to intimate musical gatherings at ceilidhs, house concerts, and local community events.
Growing up in Ottawa, he studied classical and popular music. For eight years he lived and breathed Celtic music in the heart of Cape Breton where he learned Cape Breton piano accompaniment. He returned to Ottawa and received a music degree from Carleton University focusing on Celtic and jazz piano.
Tyson has performed with many award-winning Cape Breton fiddlers, including Ashley MacIsaac, Andrea Beaton, Dawn & Margie Beaton, and Chrissy Crowley. He regularly performed with many local musicians around Mabou, Cape Breton, including Melody & Derrick Cameron and
Kevin LeVesconte, and toured for several years with Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald.
He currently performs with Canadian fiddle champions Jane Cory and Kyle Burghout, award-winning fiddler Anna Ludlow, and jazz saxophonist Peter Woods.