Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet to Debut at Kimmel Center, 1/16
Philly native trailblazer guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel debuts his New Quartet performing works from 2012 release Star of Jupiter in the Perelman Theater on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. This soulful, one night only performance of jazz will also include special guests The Mike Boone Quartet featuring John Swana, Tim Brey and Anwar Marshall.
Star of Jupiter is the debut record album of Kurt Rosenwinkel's New Quartet, which consists of pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Kendrick Scott and Eric Revis on bass. Star of Jupiter is Rosenwinkel's 10th album to date and is comprised of entirely original compositions with a modern, swinging set of jazz that stays true to its classic form.
The New Quartet recently completed a European tour in November with stops in Vienna, Austria, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Zurich, Switzerland, Barcelona and Gran Canaria, Spain, and return to the U.S. in January to perform at the Jazz Standard in New York City prior to their Philadelphia performance.
Tickets are available from $25 to $35 at kimmelcenter.org, 215-893-1999, or at the KimMel Center Box Office located on Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, Pa. (open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., later on performance evenings).
Kurt Rosenwinkel studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and quickly found himself performing under bands led by Gary Burton and Paul Motian. Combining his love for standard jazz tunes with his determination to create his own path, he debuted onto the music scene with his early album East Coast Love Affair in 1996. Ever since, Rosenwinkel has gained critical acclaim as one of his generation's most "prolific composers." He credits his Philadelphia upbringing for his strong jazz influence and diverse knowledge of music. Kurt Rosenwinkel recently performed with Eric Clapton in Berlin, Germany in the Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, prominently featured as the cover story of Downbeat magazine. His summer circuit of jazz performances also included the Rochester Jazz Festival, a series of Canadian festivals with a culminating performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival, as well as the Montreux Jazz Festival and North Sea Jazz Festival.
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