Winner of the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, pianist, composer, and arranger Christopher Ziemba is already receiving widespread critical acclaim. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Mr. Ziemba’s musical studies began at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, from which he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Jazz and Contemporary Media and Music Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media. During his time here, in 2009, Ziemba was featured as a guest artist on Marian McPartland’s famed radio broadcast, Piano Jazz. He also participated in two professional training workshops presented in conjunction with the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall: the 2008 Young Artists Workshop with Fred Hersch and the 2011 Advancing Jazz Improvisation Master Classes with Brad Mehldau. After completing his studies at Eastman, Mr. Ziemba relocated to New York City to enroll in the two-year Artist Diploma program in Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School.