Kurt Rosenwinkel (born October 28, 1970) is an American jazz guitarist and keyboardist who came to prominence in the 1990s. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped in the rich and deep traditions of jazz, springing off of the shoulders of such vital underpinnings to elevate his own art to new heights, evolving the language in a way no other guitarist has since his arrival.


Greetings fellow travellers, Its the dog days of summer, usually its terribly hot and overbearing, but since I live in Berlin its cool and mild, sometimes rainy and overcast. I dont mind. I’m off to play with Human Feel this weekend in Saalfelden, Austria. I love Human Feel, not for everyone maybe but definitely for me. Then I go right to the Village Vanguard where I am playing trio with an amazing bassist, cant tell you his name, and a drummer I am excited to play with for the first time, Lawrence Leathers. I always look forward to playing at the Vanguard, a Grand Temple of Jazz in Mecca- NYC. Then its Bandit 65, our new Co-led group with Tim Motzer and Gintas Janusonis. We have been having extraordinary times together musically and I am so excited about playing in the States after two Europe tours. Look for us in Boston, Philly, Montreal, Vermont, and L.A.

There is alot more very exciting news coming soon. Have been working very hard this year and going through major transformations, a renewal and rearrangement of the fundamental elements of life, or something like that… Stay Tuned!


Hear Kurt in your town


19 Riverside Live House. Taipei, Taiwan
20-21 On Stage Shanghai. Shanghai, China
22 Modernsky Lab. Beijing, China
23 Venue TBA/ Tiangjing, China
24 JZ Club. Guangzhou, China
27 BLUE NOTE TOKYO. Tokyo, Japan *
28 NAGOYA Blue Note (Official). Nagoya, Japan
29 Billboard Live OSAKA. Osaka, Japan
30 KREI Salon [Masterclass]. Tokyo, Japan.

*[Shun Ishiwaka Cleanup Trio meets Kurt Rosenwinkel]


2-3 COTTON CLUB. Tokyo, Japan
9 Garana Jazz Fest. Gărâna, Romania
26 Kupferschmiede Langnau. Langnau, Switzerland
28 Venue TBA. Valencia, Spain. [Bandit 65]
29 Venue TBA. Nigran, Spain. [Bandit 65]
30 Venue TBA. Cadiz, Spain. [Bandit 65]


20 Worms: Jazz & Joy Festival. Worms, Germany
28 Saalfelden Jazz Festival with Human Feel
30-31 Village Vanguard. New York, NY


1-4 Village Vanguard. New York, NY
8 Boston Regatta Bar with Bandit 65
9-10 Chris' Jazz Cafe. Philadelphia, PA
17 Vermont Jazz Center. Brattleboro, VT
18 Los Angeles Moss Theater with Bandit 65
28 Paradox Tilburg. Tilburg, Netherlands
29 Bimhuis with Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio. Amsterdam, Netherlands


3 Handelsbeurs Concert Hall with the Kurt Rosenwinkel trio. Gent, Belgium
7 Leipziger Jazzdays. Leipzig. Germany.
30 Cork Jazz Festival. Cork, Ireland.


17-20 Jazz Standard. Record release party. NYC.


6-11 Concert with Brian Blade Fellowship. Village Vanguard, NYC