On Saturday, March 15, Denver's Dazzle Jazz Restaurant will be hosting The Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet. This all-star quintet is touring in support of their upcoming ArtistShare CD Release, which will feature many special features and information via the website for all who purchase it. The new CD will be available at the Dazzle shows.
With a string of highly successful albums on Verve Recordings, Kurt has become the jazz guitarist to watch. His most recent recording "The Deep Song" featured Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman, and was released to universal critical praise. Kurt will be performing at Dazzle with his working quintet featuring NYC's hottest jazz performers.
Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel began his professional career in 1990, when he dropped out of Berklee only two and a half years into his college education to go on tour with Gary Burton and his band. Burton gave the young musician a hand up, helping him move to New York, giving him money, and setting him up with the kind of connections that Rosenwinkel needed to get started. The effort paid off when Rosenwinkel shortly became one of the most respected jazz guitarist on the east coast. His fluid style got him jobs as a member, session musician, and touring musician within a number of ensembles and earned him praise from other veteran guitarist like John Scofield and Pat Matheny.
Over the following eight years he was featured on 12 albums, with Burton, Paul Motian, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake and others. He also won a Composer's Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1995. In 1998 he released a solo album on Criss Cross Records - a collection of standards entitled Intuit. 2000 brought him his major-label debut on Verve, Enemies of Energy, which allowed him to stretch creatively and simultaneously show off the performance skills which were honed during touring and weekly gigs at Smalls in New York as well as his interpretive and compositional strengths.
This is a must see show if you are in the area and the sky's the limit for this soon to be Mile High Guitarist.....