Kenny Werner

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Date of Birth November 19, 1951
Place of Birth New York
Age 69 years old
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Kenny Werner

Kenny Werner is an American jazz pianist, composer, and author.

Born: November 19, 1951, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Piano
Years active: 1961–present
Labels: Concord, RCA, Double-Time, Half Note, Justin Time
Associated acts: Joe Lovano, Betty Buckley
Website: Kenny Werner's Official site

About Kenny Werner

Prolific composer and musician whose 2010 album No Beginning No End garnered him the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award.

Before Fame

He was schooled by the famed piano teacher Madame Chaloff at the Berklee School of Music.

Achievement

His 1996 tome on improvisation, Effortless Mastery-Liberating the Master Musician Within, continued to be used years after its publication.

Family Life

His family moved from his birthplace of Brooklyn to Oceanside, Long Island, when he was young.

Associations

He was Broadway legend Betty Buckley's accompanist and arranger for 20 years.

Information related to Kenny Werner

  • Berklee College of Music faculty
  • SteepleChase Records artists
  • Manhattan School of Music alumni
  • Berklee College of Music alumni
  • 21st-century American pianists
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