Berklee Today: Kurt Rosenwinkel '90
"It's like living in The Sound of Music," Kurt Rosenwinkel tells me during a white-knuckle ride down Sixth Avenue in the backseat of a seemingly out-of-control Manhattan cab. He's describing the idyllic setting of his current home in Lucerne, Switzerland, but his statement could also describe his artistic life. Rosenwinkel's deep immersion in music over the past three decades has enabled him to record six CDs as a leader (four on the Verve label) and guest spots on nearly 40 other discs. His artistry has elicited glowing tributes from jazz-guitar giants Pat Metheny and John Scofield (see the liner notes for Rosenwinkel's Enemies of Energy CD).
Rosenwinkel was introduced to international jazz audiences through his tours and recordings with Paul Motian, Gary Burton, Joshua Redman, and others in the early 1990s, and he has since built his own career as a headliner.