3nd article in Downbeat
This is the 3rd article in a series series of 4 articles about “Zen and the art of jazz” that will be featured in Downbeat Magazine. Kenny will focus on the inner and outer states of being. This one is about the joy.
Week at the Blue note NYC
|This coming august 26th-30st The Blue note Nyc will present the ‘New Kenny Werner Quintet’ ft.|
|Kenny Werner- Piano
Chris Potter – Saxophone
Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet
John Pattitucci – Bass
Marcus Gilmore – Drums
Check out the Calendar for more information!
New album released July 7th 2015
Kenny Werner will release The Melody, his first new album with his trio in seven years, July 7 on Pirouet Records. The album features Werner with drummer Ari Hoeing and bassist Johannes Weidenmüller. He and his trio unearth melodic gems as they generate suspense and recount fabulous musical stories. This is highly differentiated music that has its roots in a single purpose. The three improvise melodies from one composition to the next as naturally as if they were a single entity; a continually evolving world of sound unfolds. Uplifting music. More info and purchase here.
Denmark Tour 2015.
From 6-9 July I’ll be in DENMARK playing with some extraordinary people: Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Andres Koppel, Benjamin Koppel, Scott Colley, Thommy Andersson, Cennet Jönsson & Tine Rehling.
Kenny Werner 2nd article in Downbeat
This is the second article in a series series of 4 articles about “Zen and the art of jazz” that will be featured in Downbeat Magazine. Kenny will focus on the inner and outer states of being. This one is about the ego.
Big news from Berklee College of Music!!!!!
The Professional Performance Division is pleased to announce that Kenny Werner will be joining us this Fall as Artistic Director of the Performance Wellness Institute. (recently re-named : The EFFORTLESS MASTERY INSTITUTE)
Kenny is well known for his book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within which is for musicians who find themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Today it is one of the most widely read books on music and improvisation, helping thousands of musicians around the world unlock their talent and potential and is required reading for all ACI classes. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that “Mastery is available to everyone”. Kenny will be offering master classes in improvisation and performance techniques in Berklee over the course of 8 residencies throughout the semester.
Kenny Werner article in Downbeat
The upcoming months Kenny will write a series of 4 articles about “Zen and the art of jazz” that will be featured in Downbeat Magazine. He will focus on the inner and outer states of being. Here is the fist one; Music and spirituality.
New Masterclass Videos Available!
Kenny Werner demystifies the art of playing through changes. Kenny’s easy to follow and effective method shows you how to achieve effortless mastery in your lines, so that your solos have solid voice leading and a smooth flow.
“These 2 videos are above and beyond anything I’ve done before. When I visit schools or even give private lessons, I’m always frustrated because I know that person or those persons are going to need more coaching, more support to walk that path. Now I can tell them to watch these videos to hear exactly what they heard from me, with demonstrations and all, so they don’t need to lose momentum on what they’re trying to do. It’s a great relief.” Kenny Werner
Effortless Mastery is also available as an ebook!Effortless Mastery on iTunes
Kenny is joined by Benjamin Koppel, Ferenc Nemeth, Lionel Louke and Miguel Zenon to create an incredible new album COALITION. Click here to order your copy through Amazon.
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that “Mastery is available to everyone,” providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater confidence and proficiency in any endeavor. While Werner is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking. Book also includes an audio CD of meditations narrated by Kenny to help the musician reach a place of relaxed focus.