The Cyrus Chestnut Trio recently performed at Bowdoin in Kanbar Auditorium in Studzinski Recital Hall. Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds have become a staple in the jazz community. Blending contemporary jazz, traditional jazz and gospel, plus the occasional seasonings of Latin and samba, Chestnut gives himself plenty of freedom to explore different emotions, while keeping his music in recognizable form. The Bowdoin concert was sponsored by the Mellon President’s Arts and Lecture Fund.