Jazz at The Falcon | Feb 28 | Kenny Werner Trio
Piano, Compositions & Socio-Political Commentary
Robert Kopec: Bass
Pete O’Brien: Drums
“Werner’s touch on the piano is as soft as a ripe banana, just ready for the
squeezing. A real delicate delight here.” – Jazz Weekly.
World-class pianist and composer, Kenny Werner, was awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work, No Beginning No End - a musical journey exploring tragedy and loss, death and transition, and the path from one lifetime to the next. Utilizing over 70 musicians, Kenny’s third album for Half Note Records is an expansive composition featuring Joe Lovano, Judy Silvano, Wind Ensemble, Choir and String Quartet.
Werner is also known for his series of stellar duos with harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans, who left us in 2016. Additionally, he has done yeoman duty with guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland and saxophonist Joe Lovano, all the while—for more than 20 years—working as arranger and accompanist for singer and Broadway legend, Betty Buckley.
Kenny's groundbreaking publication on Improvisation, Effortless Mastery – Liberating the Master Musician Within, used his life experiences as a microscope into the artist’s mind to distill the emotional, spiritual, and psychological aspects of an artist's life. Werner touched off a revolution, inspiring musicians to do inner work on the mind, body, and soul - upgrading their musical experience from the mundane to the profound.