Kurt Rosenwinkel

guitar | United States
Live Artist

Berlin based guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel (originally from Philadelphia) is one of the most influential role models for the current generation of jazz guitarists worldwide - due to his virtuoso playing and because he successfully enriches the modern jazz guitar vocabulary with influences from rock and hip-hop. His work reaches far beyond jazz. Guitar hero Eric Clapton is a fan of Rosenwinkel's lyrical playing and gave him one of his legendary guitars. With the hip-hop Band "The Roots", Kurt Rosenwinkel appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show and was involved in the release "Vox" by the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Pedro Martins as producer and guitarist in 2019. Countless other collaborations with artists such as Q-tip, Gary Burton, Paul Motian, Joe Henderson, Brad Mehldau or Donald Fagen show Rosenwinkel's enormous range.
In 2016 Kurt Rosenwinkel founded the independent music label Heartcore Records in Berlin, on which his eleventh self-produced album "Caipi", heavily influenced by popular Brazilian music, was released in 2017.

Jazz guitar virtuoso Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi band is a celebration of Brazilian music that has been a decade in the making. In this band, the artist not only plays but also sings for the first time. At his side, a fantastic team of musicians, amongst them, another super-talent on the guitar, Pedro Martins. Rosenwinkel met the Brazilian-born Pedro Martins at the 2015 Montreux Jazz Competition, where the younger musician was crowned best electric-guitar player. Kurt Rosenwinkel and Pedro Martins have been touring all over the world together. In September 2019, the band performed at Eric Clapton’s prestigious Crossroads Guitar Festival. More recently, Caipi was invited to open Clapton’s 2022 European Tour. Caipi can be intoxicating - and not just the drink. During fall 2021, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Pedro Martins will perform with the DR Bigband in Denmark.

Pedro Martins (guitar, voice), Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar), Olivia Trummer (piano)

Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio - Angels Around traverses new musical frontiers in the standard jazz idiom. While they embody and emote the rich traditions of jazz at its purest form, make no mistake, this music is thoroughly contemporary, focused, and for the here and now. Following on the success of 2009’s “Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio - Reflections”, the new album cements Kurt Rosenwinkel’s standing as a living jazz master; a torch bearer for the art form at its purest and most honest level. Italian bassist Dario Deidda has long been known as one of the finest players on the European scene and has been featured on over 60 recordings as a sideman in addition to his two records as a bandleader. What sets Deidda apart is his entirely unique bass sound and approach. Deidda is the perfect bass counterpart to Rosenwinkel’s expansive approach on the guitar. Percussionist Gregory “Hutch” Hutchinson has established himself as one of the foremost drum virtuosi of his generation. A musician’s drummer soundly rooted in the jazz tradition, Hutch is able to approach all styles of music with supreme accuracy and imagination, decorating compositions with his natural feel and mind-blowing innovation. His relationship with Kurt Rosenwinkel extends back to the New York jazz scene of the 1990’s, a fruitful and boundlessly creative time for many of today’s top players, and a period of great invention for jazz music as a whole.

Dario Deidda (bass), Greg Hutchinson (drums), Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar)

02.10.2021 DK - Copenhagen // Kurt Rosenwinkel & DR Big Band w/ Pedro Martins // DR Koncerthuset Kurt Rosenwinkel | CAIPI Buy Tickets
03.10.2021 DK - Aabenraa // Kurt Rosenwinkel & DR Big Band w/ Pedro Martins // Gazzvaerket Kurt Rosenwinkel | CAIPI Buy Tickets
11.01.2022 US - New York // Villague Vanguard Kurt Rosenwinkel | Trio
06.03.2022 DE - Essen // Grillo Theater Kurt Rosenwinkel | Trio
17.03.2022 NO - Oslo // Viktoria Nasjonal Jazzscene Kurt Rosenwinkel | Trio
20.03.2022 SE - Helsingborg // Helsingborg Guitarfestival Kurt Rosenwinkel | Trio
30.03.2022 GB - London // The Jazz Cafe Kurt Rosenwinkel | Trio