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Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Kenny Werner Trio — CANCELLED

Sun, Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Kenny Werner

Kenny Werner has cancelled his scheduled performance due to illness. While we are hoping to reschedule the show, we don’t have a new date to announce at this time. All ticket holders will be issued refunds. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
$12-$17 Advanced | $17-$20 Day of Show

About The Kenny Werner Trio

Kenny Werner has been a world-class pianist and composer for over forty years. His prolific output of compositions, recordings and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. In 1996 he wrote his landmark book: Effortless Mastery, Liberating The Master Musician Within. Werner has since created videos, lectured world-wide and authored many articles on how musicians, artists or even business people can allow their “master creator” within to lift their performance to its highest level, showing us how to be spontaneous, fearless, joyful and disciplined in our work and in our life. Kenny 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, Judi Silvano, Wind Ensemble, Choir and String Quartet.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 19, 1951 and then growing up in Oceanside, Long Island, Kenny began playing and performing at a young age, first recording and appearing on television at the age of 11. Although he studied classical piano as a child, he enjoyed playing anything he heard on the radio. In his first years of college he attended the Manhattan School of Music as a classical piano major. His natural instinct for improvisation led him to the Berklee College of Music in 1970. There he sought the tutelage of renowned piano teacher Madame Chaloff. Her gracious wisdom and inspiration became a driving force in Kenny’s philosophy. From Boston, Kenny traveled to Brazil with saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil. There he met Victor’s twin brother, pianist Joao Assis Brasil. He studied with Joao, who shared with Kenny deep technique and mind perfecting exercises, providing another piece of the puzzle for Kenny’s conception that would lead to Effortless Mastery, his landmark opus on how to allow the master musician from within to manifest.

Kenny is joined tonight by Boston musicians Sean Farias on bass, and Brooke Sofferman on drums.

Kenny Werner – Piano | Sean Farias – Bass | Brooke Sofferman – Drums

About Sunday Night Jazz

As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years. Born out of Press Room founder Jay Smith’s admiration for pianist Tommy Gallant, the weekly series boasted a house rhythm section of Gallant, Jim Howe, and Les Harris Sr. Across hundreds and hundreds of shows, the trio backed a rotating cast of local, regional, and nationally-recognized players.

For the past decade pianist Ryan Parker has carried the torch, bringing the storied tradition to a new generation of players and listeners, and showcasing some of the best jazz in the Seacoast at The Press Room every Sunday night. Current house band, featuring Ryan Parker, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris. Jr., lays down the rhythm most evenings.


Sun, Nov 3, 2019
6:00 pm 9:00 pm
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The Press Room – Upstairs
77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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