Press Kit


Press Quotes

“..this guy sure knows his way around the piano. And his virtuoso playing blows the mind… In a way, he resembles a young Duke Ellington, but without the swing.” – Patricia Herlevi, World Music

“This youthful player promises to make waves if not just in Canada, then beyond North America. Perhaps he will redefine solo jazz piano for his generation and those to follow.” Patricia Herlevi, World Music 

“…is gifted enough to play just about anything he jolly well pleases any time he wants to play it.” – The Buffalo News

“It’s a pleasure to hear an impressive new artist creating something fresh and different, very accessible and entertaining.” – Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal

“…one of Canada’s best-kept secrets.” – Raul d’Gama Rose, All About Jazz

“Chris Donnelly has touch in spades, bringing a level of warmth and nuance to his improvisations rarely heard in jazz…” – J. D. Considine, The Globe & Mail

“Chris Donnelly is a pianist of unbridled talent, sublime technique and an impulse to adorn the sound of music.” – Raul d’Gama Rose, All About Jazz

“It appears that Chris Donnelly can only be destined for the stellar regions of the world of music…” – Raul d’Gama Rose, All About Jazz

“…Chris Donnelly may be the most promising of Canada’s many fine jazz players…” – Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

“Donnelly has developed a compelling personal voice, fusing and extending influences from all over…” – Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

“Chris Donnelly: gifted pianist, technically and musically. Thoughtful. Visceral. Post-pigeonhole: now jazz, now classical, now rock, now roll. A blend of styles. A rare blend of the analytical and the emotional.” Ron Davis, The Pianoblabber

“Hats off indeed. Hats off, held low in reverence, for music that raises the roof off the soul.” – Ron Davis, The Pianoblabber