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.
This improvising trio of two guitarists and a drummer—all with electronics—travel deep into sonic improvised territory. The buzz is spreading and Bandit 65 have hit 14 stages in across Europe, Spain and Italy. don’t miss US dates in September! The trio is beginning work on a live album slated for release later this year.
Pedro Martins, 22, is a self-taught guitarist and composer chosen by Kurt Rosenwinkel and John mclaughlin as the winner of Montreux socar guitar competition 2015. He has worked, among others, with Milton Nascimento. His first studio album, Dreaming High (Adventure Music, 2012), Received glowing criticism both on the web and in high-profile jazz magazines. Pedro Martins grabs the attention of his listeners by his Brazil-inflected playing style, his refined technique, and a true talent for improvisation and composition.