Vana Gierig

” ‘Making Memories’ is about the importance of creating good memories in life. They don't just happen, but we have to actively do something to ‘make’ them, since they will stay with us for the rest of our lives, continuing to shape, change, and enrich us,” says Vana about his new CD release ‘Making Memories’ on Enja Records.

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“Vana and I have played together in the most diverse places all over the world, and his music always offers something unexpected and truly beautiful. That’s why I am here” Paquito D’Rivera recording for Vana's Making Memories CD (ENJA Records).

“This is an album of great beauty and elegance.” London Jazz Review (of Vana’s new CD Making Memories)

“Imagine recombining the musical DNA of Herbie, Keith, and Chick with a samba band and you’ve got a notion of what piano phenom Werner “Vana” Gierig’s latest CD is like. What makes the CD (A New Day) a multi-play for me is an abundance of fresh compositional brainstorms for revitalizing the piano trio

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New York, NY

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


taught privately for many years piano, harmony, improvisation re-harmonization techniques in improvisation $75/hour

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different formats depending on circumstances (age group of kids or students, type of school or college, etc.)

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