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Many years ago, I heard him playing with Toots Thielemans and observed that Kenny embodied many of the qualities he wrote about. There are many musicians that manifest that level of virtuosity and inspiration, but Kenny has the rare ability to explain ways of walking out of the shadows of self-limitation and into the possibilities of joy and self-expression in music

—QUINCY JONES

Enjoy a magical evening with world renowned pianist, composer and author, Kenny Werner. Werner’s collection of compositions, recordings, and publications includes his landmark book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, which has impacted audiences and liberated artists around the world to find their true self. His long-awaited second book Becoming the Instrument: Lessons on Self-Mastery from Music to Life will be launched at this very special event. Kenny was awarded the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award for his seminal work, No Beginning No End.

Joined by his trio, the evening will include Kenny’s new art-form talk/play: Victor Borger meets Deepak Chopra meets Keith Jarret. The second part will be Effortless Mastery in action.

Kenny’s method helps to free the fear and the inner critical demons that block our ability to find our own unique feel, instead of analyzing what we do in relation to our favorite musicians. I wanted to find my own personal voice as a jazz artist. Kenny and Effortless Mastery were the keys for me…I love the feeling of inventing the music as I go along, and Kenny’s method helped me break the BS barrier. Kenny’s exercises will get you in touch with your own uniqueness. Effortless Mastery is simple, direct, perfect… and profound.

—HERB ALPERT

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