Jane & Kyle: Chelsea Musical Thursdays
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.
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.
1:30pm & 4:50pm
Debut solo album from award-winning Canadian fiddler and composer, Kyle Burghout, featuring both traditional and newly-composed tunes.
Featuring piano accompaniment by Tyson Chen (tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 10).
Combining the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes with the rich sounds of the Cape Breton fiddle, Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together for their debut release.
Featuring Cape Breton-style piano accompaniment by Tyson Chen (tracks 3, 5, 9, 10).
Fiddle recorded in Karelia, Russia by KeyReel Raskolenko, piano recorded in Ottawa, Canada by Tyson Chen.