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Kenny Werner

Ten Pianists Reflect on the Enduring Influence of Paul Bley 1932-2016

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

With the recent passing of the pianist Paul Bley, I was intrigued by the many tributes posted on line and in newspapers for this very iconoclastic pla...

Kenny Werner Trio Explores the Melody

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On Werner's latest The Melody, he is joined in perfect harmony by Johannes Weidenmueller on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums and between the three of them they create an exquisite exploration of what it is to be enraptured by melody in its many enduring forms.

An Intimate Duet: Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner at the Carnegie Room, Nyack Library, Nyack, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Lovano is a big, burly man, bearded and jovial with a personality that emanates warmth. His predominant instrument is the tenor saxophone and he dominates his horn with a virtuosity and authority that few other present day players possess.

First Nighter: Betty Buckley Goes for Men in a Big-Hearted Feinstein's at Loews Regency Way

David Finkle | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

As one of Broadway's absolute best singing actors, Buckley is used to having previews to work out what she's doing before tough-minded commentators descend. Unfortunately, that's not the cabaret case.