The Brooklyn born Grammy nominee will take us through a lyrical journey through the vast seas of improvised jazz music. Werner, who attended the acclaimed Berklee School of Music has performed and composed for the Mel Lewis Big Band (Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) recently received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Award. He is also an acclaimed author with his book, Effortless Mastery, which is required reading at many colleges and universities. His latest recording, Balloons recorded live at the Blue Note, is on the acclaimed, Half Note label.
Kenny's three band mates are all alumnus of the late, great Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra as well as Berklee and Rutgers. Grammy winner, saxophonist, David Sanchez, who grew up in Puerto Rico, has worked with among others, Kenny Barron, Slide Hampton and Paquito D'Rivera. Californian bassist, Scott Colley and drummer, Antonio Sanchez, born in Mexico City have both performed with Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker, who also joins the group on Werner's Balloons CD. The interplay of this ensemble is truly magical. You won't want to miss this very special concert. A great early holiday present!
As usual, a delicious buffet dinner will precede the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert will start at 8:00 p.m. The price for dinner and concert is $46.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Concert only seating is available for $18.00.
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