Chris is an award-winning jazz pianist and composer who has been active in the Twin Cities jazz scene for more than 30 years. As leader of the Chris Lomheim Trio, he has produced three CDs: “And You’ve Been Waiting?” (1994), featuring all original compositions; “The Bridge” (2002), featuring a mix of originals and standards; and “Timeline” (2014), featuring all original compositions.
Chris Lomheim – Michael O’Brien – Jay Epstein produced a trio album “TRIAGE” (2019) released on Shifting Paradigm Records featuring all original composition.
Chris is a member of the all-original jazz group The Illicit Sextet, which has also produced three CDs, “Chapter One” (1993), “Chapter 11” (2013), and “Addendum” (2016).
He received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist’s Initiative grant in 2014.
Since 1991 he has been pianist for Lobby Tea at the St. Paul Hotel, and during Sommerfest he performs a regular series of solo concerts in Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall, where he plays during other special events as well.
Chris has played the world-renowned Green Mill jazz club in Chicago and the Artists’ Quarter in St. Paul. He’s a regular at many Twin Cities jazz venues, including the Dakota Jazz Club, Vieux Carré, Jazz Central, Ice House, and the Black Dog Cafe, and is featured at the annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival.