Langnau Jazz Nights: Tuesday July 26th

Program Tuesday July 26th 2016

Tuesday July 26th – 10:15pm
Kupfeschmiede Langnau

DeJohnette - Coltrane - Garrison
Jack DeJohnette dr/p, Ravi Coltrane sax, Matt Garrison b


Twenty years ago, DeJohnette brought saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison together for the first time to perform the music of John Coltrane at The Brooklyn Museum. This configuration of historical significance has now been reborn and will take to the road. Representing the prestigious lineage of today's great jazz families, the Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison Trio explores open improvisation as well as their own compositions.


Jack DeJohnette
In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Master and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The list of creative associations throughout his career is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter and so many more. Along the way, he has developed a versatility that allows room for hard bop, R&B, world music, avant-garde, and just about every other style to emerge in the past half-century.

Tuesday July 26th – 08:30pm
Kupferschmiede Langnau

Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet feat. Aaron Parks
Kurt Rosenwinkel g, Aaron Parks p, Paul Santner b, Jeff Ballard dr, 


Kurt Rosenwinkel

There are artists who uphold what’s already been defined in music and then there are artists who do the defining. Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel undisputedly sits among the trailblazers in the latter group.

With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped in the rich and deep traditions of jazz, springing off of the shoulders of such vital underpinnings to elevate his own art to new heights, evolving the language in a way no other guitarist has since his arrival.

Aaron Parks

It was very clear that ECM recording artist, and award-winning pianist Aaron Parks was headed for great things from a very early age. Born in California in 1983, raised in Seattle, Parks is a former prodigy. By 15, he was a triple-major in math, computer science and music at The University of Washington. That same year he was selected to participate in the GRAMMY Jazz Band in Los Angeles, which inspired his move to New York at age 16 to attend the Manhattan School of Music. Parks appeared on three Blue Note albums by Blanchard before making his own debut with 2008's "Invisible Cinema." The BBC declared it “one of the great albums of 2008.”

Parks has also contributed his prodigious talents to acclaimed recordings and tours with Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, Mike Moreno, Derrick Hodge, Lage Lund, Will Vinson, Nir Felder and many other leading artists. If the last decade is any indication, the world can expect many more great things from this singular artist.

Jeff Ballard

At the age of twenty-five he began playing with Ray Charles. After three years with Ray Charles, Jeff Ballard move to New York City where he found like-minded musicians who were drawing on tradition as well as searching for their own interpretation of playing and expression in music. Jeff Ballard has played and toured with Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Buddy Montgomery, Lou Donaldson, Mike Stern, and Danilo Perez. He joined Chick Corea in 1999 and continues to play in his various projects.

Currently Jeff Ballard is a member of the Brad Mehldau Trio, Joshua Redman’s Elastic Band, performs periodically with Corea, and is a co-leader of Fly, a collective trio with Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier.