11am to 2pm
Colin Heshmat hails from central Illinois, where he studied music and engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a pianist, Heshmat has performed at jazz venues across the United States, including Churchill grounds, The Velvet Note (Atlanta, GA), Andy’s Club, The Green Mill (Chicago, IL), Cleopatra’s Needle, Smalls (New York, NY), and Jazz Central (Minneapolis, MN). Through these sessions, Colin has met and played with many well-studied artists including Chip Stephens, Mary Louis Knutson, Pharez Whitted, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Broom, and Dick Oatts amongst others. Currently, Colin Heshmat is based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he continues to develop himself as an engineer and pianist.