Karl Berger and friends

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Date(s) - Monday, November 30, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Falcon

Featuring: Karl Berger with Billy Martin (drums), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Kenny Wessel (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass) and Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry).

This is an All Star cast, that promises to deliver an evening of music extraordinaire.

The deep connection between these players stems from their involvement together in the legendary Creative Music Studio workshops, where the spirit of music reaches for the sky of abundant inspiration. Not to be missed!

Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 7:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.

Kenny Wessel

Kenny Wessel is a vital and personal voice in jazz, and has performed in 27 countries at major jazz festivals, concert halls and in radio and television appearances. Wessel worked with revolutionary jazz artist Ornette Coleman from 1988-2000, as a member of Coleman’s Prime Time. Ken has appeared with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic and the London Philharmonia Orchestra. He can be heard on Steely Dan frontman, Donald Fagen’s album, “Morph the Cat” as a featured soloist.

Ingrid Sertso

Through her work with such avant-jazz musicians as Don Cherry and Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso established herself as a captivating, adventurous vocalist, capable of blending jazz, African, South American, and other worldbeat influences into a distinctive, hypnotic sound. During the late ’60s, she lived in Europe, Serts led her own trios and performed with Eric Dolphy, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Karl Berger, and Leo Wright.

Karl Berger

Award-winning composer/arranger/conductor,Karl Berger, wrote and recorded over 200 compositions and arrangements for classical ensembles, jazz groups, song-writers and performers, big bands, symphony and crossover projects. He has gained critical acclaim for his original scores for live orchestras and ensembles and for numerous recordings.

As a performer ( piano, vibraphone ) Karl won 6 Downbeat Critics Awards and remains internationally active on the concert and residency circuits for new music and innovative jazz. The Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra and Ensembles are influential forces to date. He now records for John Zorn’s Tzadik label.

With Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger founded the Creative Music Foundation, with the legendary Creative Music Studio at the core. CMS maintained a year-round program and campus in Woodstock, New York, that attracted many world-renowned composers and improvising artists of many instruments and traditions from around the world. At CMS Karl Berger developed his Music Mind approach for heightened focus on detail, emotional expression, and cross-cultural communication, with the universal Gamala Taki Rhythmic Training at its center.

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