Master Sgt. Christopher A. Ziemba is the pianist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Buffalo, New York, his career in the Air Force began in 2017.
Before joining the Air Force, he performed extensively within the New York City jazz scene as a bandleader and recording artist. As a sideman, he as appeared alongside Ted Nash, Carl Allen, Ron Blake, Marcus Printup, and the GRAMMY-winning Gil Evans Project. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Ziemba received an Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies. He also received a Master and Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Media from The Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Ziemba took first place in the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and in 2016, he released his debut album, “Manhattan Lullaby.” The album features his original compositions and arrangements as played by saxophonist Michael Thomas, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Jimmy Macbride.