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Vana Gierig Trio at Bösendorfer New York's "All that Jazz" Salon

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

“All that Jazz”
Salon Jazz at Bösendorfer New York
www.bosendorfernewyork.com

200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
212.684.1956
Gerhard Feldmann, President
Lisa L. Feldmann, Executive Vice President

Second Year, Début Series, Fall 2006

Featuring:
Vana Gierig on Piano
(Vana Gierig Website)
Sean Conly on Bass
Alvester Garnett on Drums
(Alvester Garnett Website)
And
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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
November 16, 2006


(See More Reviews of “All that Jazz” at Bösendorfer New York.)
(Read a Review of Van Gierig’s CD: A New Day )

Tonight Gerhard Feldmann and Lisa L. Feldmann, President and EVP at Bösendorfer New York, hosted the November Fall event in the second year of their jazz series, titled “All that Jazz”. Pianist, Werner “Vana” Gierig, from Munich, Germany, a regular at Blue Note and Birdland, performing on the Bösendorfers of both Clubs, and who has been reviewed often for this magazine, is one of New York's top jazz pianists and composers. His performance style and musical direction have been recognized worldwide, rewarding him with international tours and recordings, by artists, such as Regina Carter, Rachelle Ferrell, Lena Horne, George Howard, Special EFX, Najee, Warren Hill, Will Downing, Angela Bofill and many others. In 2003 Vana was hired by Sex & The City (HBO) to compose a solo piano piece, "The Dinner", for their season finale with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Alvester Garnett, from Richmond, VA, has accompanied singers, such as Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter, as well as instrumentalists, Vana Gierig, Wynton Marsalis, James Carter, Regina Carter, and Cyrus Chestnut. Bassist, Sean Conly, from Kansas City, is a member of Vana Gierig’s New York trio, and he has performed widely with renowned musicians. Tonight’s program included songs from a new recording to be released in the Spring of 2007 on the new Twinz/Challenge merger label, as well as “The Dinner”, the Sex & The City composition, plus “Healing in Foreign Lands”, the song that received the SESAC award for being on a #1 album in the Billboard charts. Vana personally composed all works on tonight’s program.

Program:

“G-Song”
“Low Features”
“Healing In Foreign Lands”
“A New Day”
“The Dinner”
“Manhattan Sidewalk”

The music was extremely well received, with Brazilian and international infusion. There were powerful and generous solos on piano, bass, and drums, and the Bösendorfer sounded exceptionally well in this sold-out event. Vana Gierig writes, “I loved the space and the setting of this Bösendorfer event. The intimacy of the room – combined with its exceptionally brilliant acoustics – made it a very elegant concert event, the way I actually prefer that jazz is heard.”
A wine and cheese reception followed with an edible fruit arrangement, Courtesy of Roberta and Edible Arrangements, West 38th Street, NYC, sweetened with piano jams and a general good time. On December 14, 2006 the Nuevo Tango Trio will perform in the “All that Jazz” Salon, with contemporary Argentine Tango music. Check “Upcoming Events” on RobertaOnTheArts.com for current news of the 2006-2007 Bösendorfer New York Salon Jazz schedule.



Alvester Garnett on Drums
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Vana Gierig on Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sean Conly on Bass
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Vana at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Larry Borden at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Alvester Garnett at Leisure
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Neil, Bösendorfer Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Alvester with Fran Kaufman and Bob Rosenberg
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Vana Greets Andrew Clarke and Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Colleen and Gerlinde
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Neil Moskowitz at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Huberta D'Auteuil and Family, Bösendorfer Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Gerlinde Enjoys Edible Arrangements
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Jana Kronova, Guest, and Neil Moskowitz
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Nikolas Lund, Colleen Becta, and Stella Medina
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bosendorfer Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Andrew Clarke and Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Heike Bachmann and Guest, Elly
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Brent Shearer at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Nilolas Lund, Heike Bachmann, and Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Mel Spivak, Gerlinde Brixius, and Vana at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Vana and Roberta
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Antique Bösendorfer, Hand-Painted
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net