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Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer. His prolific output of compositions, recordings and publications continue to impact audiences around the world.

Kenny was recently awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work, No Beginning No End. No Beginning No End is 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.

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 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 high school and his first years of college he attended the Manhattan School of Music as a classical piano major.

His natural instinct for improvisation led Kenny to the Berklee School of Music in 1970. There he sought tutelage of the renowned piano teacher Madame Chaloff. A Her gracious wisdom and inspiration became a driving force in Kenny’s conception: A music conscious of its spiritual intent and essence.

From Boston, Kenny traveled to Brazil with the saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil. There he met Victor’s twin brother, Brazilian pianist Joao Assis Brasil. He studied with Joao, who provided 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. The Book was published in 1996. It recently became available as an ebook on kindle and in Ibooks.

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Album The Poets Are Gathering by Benjamin Boone

The Poets Are...

Origin Records
2020

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Album The Space by Kenny Werner

The Space

Pirouet Records
2018

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Album The Melody by Kenny Werner

The Melody

Pirouet Records
2015

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Album Poesia by Kenny Werner

Poesia

Pirouet Records
2015

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Album Me, Myself and I by Kenny Werner

Me, Myself and I

Justin Time Records
2012

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Album Balloons by Kenny Werner

Balloons

Half Note Records
2011

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Fifth Movement

Fifth Movement

Kenny Werner
The Space

The God of Time

The God of Time

Kenny Werner
No Beginning No End

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