Instruments: Violin, guitar
Genre: Jazz, rock, fusion
Origin: Poland, USA
Territories: Europe excl. PL
Availability: on request
"2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix - the most innovative electric guitar genius of all times! The music of the jazz-rock icon
will be played by perhaps the most popular classical/fusion violin virtuoso star Nigel Kennedy joining forces with the renowned jazz-rock guitarist Mike
Stern who rose to fame playing in bands of Miles Davis and Jaco Pastorius. For both of the artists Hendrix has always been a tremendous inspiration.
"With Nigel and Mike’s maestry, temperament and imagination it’s certain we’re in for a genuine musical earthquake!"
Destiny elevated Nigel Kennedy into one of classical music’s true greats.
He was born into a musical family, nurtured by a musical community and propelled to international superstardom.
Kennedy has won BRIT Awards, ECHO and Bambi awards in Germany, multiple Grammy nominations and other awards across the world. He performed and recorded music from the baroque era to the modern day Many of his albums went to Platinum and Gold, his most recent album My World just hit the top of the classical charts in the UK.
A true original, Kennedy’s career remains in the ascent. And that will be music to his many fans’ ears.
One of the great jazz guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven attack of Jimi Hendrix. Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Stern revered all three of those guitar immortals, along with such potent blues guitarists as Albert and B.B. King. Aspects of those seminal influences can be heard in his playing on the 18 recordings he has released as a leader or in his acclaimed sideman work for Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, the Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Henderson and the all-star Four Generations of Miles band.
Nigel Kennedy plays Jimi Hendrix feat. Mike Stern
celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hendrix's death
Nigel Kennedy - violin
Mike Stern - guitar, vocal
Gabriella Swallow - viola
Ed Richardson - drums
Tomek Nowak- trumpet
Piotr Kulakowski - bass