April 14th, 2023 10pm Stage
David Chung, known professionally as Cestari, is a pianist, composer, singer, and songwriter based in New York. Starting out writing piano pieces at the age of twelve, Cestari developed his sound into a blend of jazz, RnB, pop, and classical that is dynamic and visceral. Cestari plays the piano with a force that serves as an extension of his impassioned personality; this combined with his richly baritone voice creates a unique blend of Kamasi Washington, Tom Misch, Charles Mingus, and more, all into one distinctly “Cestari” sound. With every performance, Cestari further explores the capabilities of his instrument and his band, and while doing so brings his audience along with him.