The German Consulate General Co-Presents:
The Philip Weberndörfer Quartet will represent Germany at European Sounds Series at the Blue Note Jazz Festival this year.
German native Philip Weberndörfer is a guitarist/composer based in New York City. Since his arrival in 2016, he has steadily contributed to the New York jazz scene as a sideman and bandleader. Philip has performed at esteemed music venues all across the city, including the Cornelia Street Cafe, Club Bonafide, Rockwood Music Hall and City Vineyard. He has shared the stage with various artists such as Onaje Alan Gumbs, Chuck Mc Pherson, Duane Eubanks, Bernhard Pichl, Tobias Weidinger, Peter Cudek, Kim Barth, Nimrod Guez, Don Hanson, Joe Pino, John Davis, Mátyás Nemeth and Henning Sieverts, to name a few. He has toured Europe extensively with his own projects and has participated in theater productions and musicals for the Landestheater Coburg and the Nuremberg Opera House. Moreover, he has also performed with chamber music ensembles of the Bamberg Philharmonic and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bavaria.
Philip began playing the classical guitar at the young age of 7. After completing his early education, he studied Jazz with leading German guitarists Helmut Kagerer and Paulo Morello. He graduated with an Artistic Diploma, a Diploma for Music Pedagogy and a Masters Degree from the University of Music in Nuremberg. At age 26, Philip accepted a teaching position for jazz and popular guitar at the University of Music in Nuremberg. Philip Weberndoerfer has been pursuing the idiom of Jazz for over a decade and has developed his own language as an improviser and composer, drawing inspiration from classical to avant-garde. For the performance at Blue Note NYC he will be joined by musicians who have all earned national and international attention on their instruments.
About European Sounds Series at the Blue Note Jazz Festival:
The annual European Sounds Series showcases European culture and jazz in NYC in partnership with The European Union Delegation to the United Nations and eleven EU Member States. The series will take place during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at the Blue Note Jazz Club.
Established in 2011, the Blue Note Jazz Festival was initially formed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Greenwich Village's iconic Blue Note Jazz Club. Presented by Blue Note Entertainment Group - which owns and operates the diverse venue lineup of Blue Note, Sony Hall, and Highline Ballroom - the festival has quickly grown into an annual 30-day event, emerging as the city's largest jazz festival, with each venue offering its own unique cultural contribution to the New York City musical landscape. Additional venues and partners include The Town Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, and Jill Newman Productions. Past festival headliners include Aretha Franklin, The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, and more.
Location and time:
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St,
New York, NY 10012
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11:30 am and 1:30pm
For more information please visit: Blue Note