Guitarist, KURT ROSENWINKEL ~ with Guitarist, Peter Bernstein & Drummer, Victor Lewis

Thu, Dec 28, 2017
Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Guitarist, KURT ROSENWINKEL ~ with Guitarist, Peter Bernstein & Drummer, Victor Lewis

with Victor Lewis and Peter Bernstein

There are artists who uphold what’s already been defined in music and then there are artists who do the defining. Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel undisputedly sits among the trailblazers in the latter group.

With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped in the rich and deep traditions of jazz, springing off of the shoulders of such vital underpinnings to elevate his own art to new heights, evolving the language in a way no other guitarist has since his arrival.

Victor Lewis

Internationally acclaimed drummer and composer Victor Lewis was born on May 20, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska. His father, Richard Lewis, who played saxophone and mother, Camille, a pianist-vocalist were both classically trained musicians who performed with many of the "territory bands" that toured the midwest in the forties. Victor grew up hearing jazz along with popular and European classical music at home, and would go to the local theater with his father to hear the big bands when they passed through Omaha. The first people he remembers seeing were Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Woody Herman.

Peter Bernstein

Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad

since 1989. During that time he has participated in numerous recordings and

performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has released nine

albums and a DVD. As a sideman Peter has appeared in groups led by Sonny Rollins,

Bobby Hutcherson, George Coleman, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Fathead Newman,

Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Diana Krall, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb and many more.

Current projects include his album, Monk, with Doug Weiss and Bill Stewart, a recently

released solo record, Solo Guitar – Live at Smalls, and the highly acclaimed organ trio

with organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart