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Kurt Rosenwinkel

Kurt Rosenwinkel

American jazz guitarist and keyboardist
Kurt Rosenwinkel
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Intro American jazz guitarist and keyboardist
Is Guitarist Jazz musician Musician Composer Jazz guitarist Educator
From United States of America
Type Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 28 October 1970, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Age 50 years
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Biography

Kurt Rosenwinkel (born October 28, 1970) is an American jazz guitarist.

Biography

Rosenwinkel attended the Berklee College of Music for two and a half years before leaving in his junior year to tour with Gary Burton, the dean of the school at the time. Subsequently, Rosenwinkel moved to Brooklyn, where he began performing with Human Feel, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Joe Henderson Group, and the Brian Blade Fellowship.

In 1995 he won the Composer's Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and was signed by Verve Records. Since then, he has played and recorded as both a leader and sideman with Mark Turner, Brad Mehldau, Joel Frahm, and Brian Blade, as well as many others. During Rosenwinkel's tenure with Verve he collaborated with Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, who co-produced his studio album Heartcore that features bassist Ben Street, drummer Jeff Ballard, and saxophonist Mark Turner. He would further collaborate with Q-Tip, performing guitar on the latter's albums The Renaissance and Kamaal/The Abstract.

Rosenwinkel has since released several albums. In 2008 The Remedy - Live at the Village Vanguard was released, featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Eric Harland. On November 10, 2009, Rosenwinkel released a trio recording, Standards Trio: Reflections, which features bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Eric Harland. On September 7, 2010, Rosenwinkel released his ninth album as a leader, entitled Kurt Rosenwinkel & OJM: Our Secret World and featuring OJM an 18-piece big band from Porto, Portugal. His latest release Stars of Jupiter features pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner.

Originally from Philadelphia, Rosenwinkel attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Rosenwinkel currently resides in Berlin, Germany. He has two sons and is on the faculty at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.

Style

Rosenwinkel's influences include John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Tal Farlow, George Van Eps, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and

Alex Lifeson , among others.

Equipment

Rosenwinkel plays a number of different guitars, including a D'Angelico New Yorker, a Sadowsky semi-hollowbody, a Gibson ES-335, guitars made by Italian luthier Domenico Moffa, and a signature model made by Westville Guitars.

During different periods of his career, Rosenwinkel has used a variety of effects, including: Neunaber WET Stereo Reverb, Strymon Timeline, Strymon Mobius, Strymon Blue Sky Reverb, Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo, Digitech Vocalist, Thegigrig HumDinger, Rockett Allan Holdsworth, Empress ParaEQ, Pro Co RAT distortion, TC Electronic Nova Reverb, Lehle D. Loop Effect-loop/Switcher, Malekko Echo 600 Dark, Old World Audio 1960 Compressor, Electro-Harmonix HOG Polyphonic Guitar Synthesizer, Eventide TimeFactor Delay, Xotic X-Blender Effects Loops, Empress Tremolo, Lehle Parallel line mixer, TC Electronic SCF stereo chorus flanger, and Boss Corporation OC-3 octave, among others. He has also used a Lavalier lapel microphone fed into his guitar amplifier that blends his vocalizing with his guitar.

Discography

Kurt Rosenwinkel performing with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra dir. Geir Lysne, Denmark 2016. Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson

Leader

  • 1996 – East Coast Love Affair (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • 1998 – Intuit (Criss Cross)
  • Unreleased – Under It All
  • 2000 – The Enemies of Energy (Verve)
  • 2001 – The Next Step (Verve)
  • 2002 – Everything Will Be Alright (Verve)
  • 2003 – Heartcore (Verve)
  • 2005 – Deep Song (Verve)
  • 2008 – The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (Wommusic)
  • 2009 – Reflections (Wommusic)
  • 2010 – Our Secret World (Wommusic)
  • 2012 – Star of Jupiter (Wommusic)
  • 2017 – Caipi (Heartcore Records)

Collaborator

  • 1994 – Human Feel – Scatter
  • 1994 – Human Feel – Welcome to Malpesta
  • 1995 – Human Feel – Speak to It
  • 2000 – Metta Quintet – Going to Meet the Man
  • 2007 – Human Feel – Galore

Sideman

  • 1990 – Mimmo Cafiero Quintet – Moon and Twenty Five
  • 1992 – Gary Burton – Six Pack
  • 1993 – Seamus Blake – The Call
  • 1994 – Mark Turner – Yam Yam
  • 1994 – Paul Motian – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band
  • 1995 – Once Blue – Once Blue
  • 1995 – Perico Sambeat – Ademuz
  • 1996 – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band – Reincarnation of a Love Bird
  • 1996 – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band – Flight of the Blue Jay
  • 1996 – Larry Goldings – Big Stuff
  • 1997 – Chris Cheek Quartet – I Wish I Knew
  • 1998 – The Chris Potter Quartet – Vertigo
  • 1998 – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band – Play Monk and Powell
  • 1998 – Mark Turner – In This World
  • 1998 – Jochen Rueckert – Introduction
  • 1999 – Myron Walden – Like a Flower Seeking the Sun
  • 1999 – Seamus Blake – Stranger Things Have Happened
  • 1999 – George Colligan – Unresolved
  • 1999 – Jakob Dinesen Quartet – Around
  • 1999 – Chris Cheek – Vine
  • 1999 – Mark Turner – Ballad Session
  • 1999 – Marcy Playground – Shapeshifter
  • 1999 – Tim Hagans – Animation – Imagination
  • 1999 – Jill Seifers – The Waiting
  • 1999 – Brian Blade Fellowship – Perceptual
  • 1999 – Joe Claussell – Language
  • 2000 – Noah Becker – Where We Are
  • 2000 – Wax Poetic – Wax Poetic
  • 2000 – Danilo Pérez – Motherland
  • 2000 – Brian Blade Fellowship – Perceptual
  • 2000 – TOKU – Everything She Said
  • 2001 – Rebecca Martin – Middlehope
  • 2001 – Matt Penman – The UnQuiet
  • 2001 – Barney McAll – Release the Day
  • 2001 – Mark Turner – Dharma Days
  • 2002 – Jorg Kaaij Quintet – Downtown Daze
  • 2002 – Kris Bauman Quartet feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • 2002 – Matthias Lupri Group – Same Time Twice
  • 2003 – Eli Degibri Quintet – In the Beginning
  • 2003 – Perico Sambeat – Friendship
  • 2004 – Various – Your Guide to the North Sea Jazz Festival 2004
  • 2004 – Jonathan Townes – Zomo : Colect'd Works 1990–2004
  • 2004 – Phil Grenadier – Playful Intentions
  • 2005 – Charlie Peacock – Love Press Ex–Curio
  • 2005 – Joshua Redman Elastic Band – Momentum
  • 2006 – Barney McAll – Mother of Dreams and Secrets
  • 2006 – Tom Cohen – The Guitar Trio Project
  • 2006 – Aaron Goldberg – Worlds
  • 2006 – Joel Miller – Mandala
  • 2006 – The Miles Donahue Quintet – In the Pocket
  • 2007 – Charlier / Sourisse – Heritage
  • 2007 – Daniel Szabo Trio – Frictions
  • 2007 – Rebecca Martin – The Growing Season
  • 2008 – Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band – Season of Changes
  • 2008 – Jakob Bro – The Stars are All New Songs Vol. 1
  • 2008 – Q-Tip – The Renaissance
  • 2009 – Barney McAll – Flashbacks
  • 2009 – Brian Blade – Mama Rosa
  • 2009 – Roman Ott – Seeing People
  • 2009 – Jason Lindner – Now vs. Now
  • 2009 – Q–Tip – Kamaal/The Abstract
  • 2009 – Alain Apaloo's Api Pipo – Flood Gate
  • 2011 – Various – Disney Jazz Volume 1 Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
  • 2012 – Julian Shore – Filaments
  • 2012 – Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
  • 2012 – Carolina Brandes' O.M.P. "Flowers of the deeper soil"
  • 2012 – Iris Ornig – No Restrictions
  • 2013 – Umberto Echo – Elevator Dubs
  • 2013 – Eric Clapton – Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
  • 2014 – Aaron Goldberg – The Now
  • 2014 – Roman Ott – If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now
  • 2014 – Kyra Garey – Desert Road
  • 2014 – Jo–Yu Chen – Stranger
  • 2014 - Olivia Trummer "Fly Now"

Arranger

  • 1999 – Guillermo Klein – Los Guachos II

Producer

  • 1997 – Chris Cheek Quartet – I Wish I Knew
  • 2007 – Rebecca Martin – The Growing Season

TV appearances

  • 2005 – SOLOS: the jazz sessions (Bravo! Canada)
  • 2009 – Appeared with The Roots and Questlove (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 1, 2009)
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