Jazz Fest XLIV
Featuring The Kenny Werner Trio
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door
920-465-2400 or www.uwgb.edu/music/events
Kenny Werner (piano): an extraordinary pianist, composer, arranger, and educator who began performing at age 4 and, by age 11, had appeared on television. While at the Manhattan School of Music he became restless with his musical direction and began to explore Jazz as a new means of creativity and expression. Along his journey, he was inspired by masters of the craft to rethink not only the technical aspects of creativity, but also the spiritual aspects. His book, Effortless Mastery, is a result of this journey. Kenny was recently awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work, No Beginning No End. No Beginning No End is a musical journey exploring tragedy and loss, death and transition, and the path from one lifetime to the next. The great composer arranger Quincy Jones said of Kenny Werner: “Perfection, 360 degrees of soul and science in one human being. My kind of musician.”
Ari Hoenig: drummer and educator, was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. He has played in a variety of groups and with some of the great jazz artists. Currently Ari leads three groups that play his original music; the Ari Hoenig Quartet, Punk Bop and the Ari Hoenig Trio, with Jonathan Kreisberg or Gilad Hekselman covering guitar duties Jon plucking on the bass.
Johannes Weidenmueller (bass): Born in Heidelberg and introduced to music at an early age. He began playing cello at age six, then switched to double bass at sixteen. He has collected numerous awards and grants including the Young Jazz Artist of the Year award in 1993. Johannes is active as a performer, working over 200 concerts a year. He is also on the faculty at the New School where he teaches bass and ear-training If your school wishes to attend the evening performance, please make note of this on your registration form and send $5 for each student with your registration fee.
If your school wishes to attend the evening performance, please make note of this on your registration form and send $5 for each student with your registration fee.