Kenny Werner

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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June 30, 2015

Music Education Monday: Master classes with pianists Chick Corea and...

March 02, 2015

Kenny Werner “Effortless Mastery: The 4 Steps” Instructional Video...

February 27, 2015

Kenny Werner “Effortless Mastery Of Melody, Harmony & Rhythm”...

March 10, 2014

Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Werner To Play A "Concert To Feed The Hungry"

January 09, 2012

Kenny Werner - Lawn Chair Society (2007)

August 25, 2011

Half Note Announces The Release Of Three New Recordings By Kenny Werner

July 12, 2011

Composition for the Dearly Departed

May 10, 2011

Kenny Werner - Balloons (Half Note, 2011)

March 21, 2011

Half Note Announces A New Release From Kenny Werner "Balloons" ...

December 19, 2010

Announcing the Winners of the "Kenny Werner - No Beginning No End"...

November 13, 2010

Enter the "Kenny Werner - No Beginning No End" Giveaway Contest

October 31, 2010

Free MP3s from SF Jazz Collective, Kenny Werner, Charlie Hunter,...

October 09, 2010

Pianist Kenny Werner Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

September 19, 2010

Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO) to play with Kenny Werner at New...

September 22, 2009

Kenny Werner Trio at Chris' Jazz Cafe' on September 25 & 26, 2009

April 03, 2008

Saxophonist/Composer Russ Nolan Appearing at the Kitano, May 2 & 3,...

March 10, 2008

Delirium Blues Project, Co-led by Kenny Werner & Roseanna Vitro, Debuts...

September 13, 2007

Kenny Werner Trio at Chris' Jazz Cafe on September 15, 2007

October 03, 2006

Toots Thielemans Quartet With Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto Moreira And...

May 23, 2006

Betty Buckley with Quintessence featuring Kenny Werner @ The Blue Note...

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The Space

The Space

Pirouet Records
2018

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Poesia

Poesia

Pirouet Records
2015

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The Melody

The Melody

Pirouet Records
2015

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Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

Justin Time Records
2012

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Institute Of Higher Learning

Institute Of Higher...

Half Note Records
2011

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Balloons

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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