Renowned Jazz Musician Kenny Werner
Author of "Becoming the Instrument"
TALK and PLAY: The Philosophy Behind the Joy of Music
Renowned Jazz Musician Kenny Werner will talk about lessons in self -mastery from music – and will present a live piano performance for us to enjoy.
Kenny Werner is a renowned pianist and composer and a Grammy-nominated artist who has won multiple other awards. Werner has put out over 30 CDs as a leader and has composed for many of the major Jazz and Symphony Orchestras around the world, including the BBC Orchestra. His album of original compositions, No Beginning No End – a meditation on loss, death, and renewal – was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2010.
Throughout his career Werner has performed with numerous jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Mel Lewis, Eddie Gomez, Ron Carter, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Konitz, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Toots Thielemans, and Charlie Haden. His working quintets in the 21st Century have featured, among others, David Sanchez, Randy Brecker, Antonio Sanchez, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, and John Patitucci.