59 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J
Joining us by special arrangement, pianist Spike Wilner is one of the brightest lights in the New York City jazz scene. To hear why Spike has earned such a reputation for jazz excellence, click HERE !
Hailing from a long line of artists and spiritual mystics, Spike’s sense of artistic purpose and transformative voice give his playing a particular meaning. His extensive performance and recording career attest to a wide-ranging list of collaborators among NYC’s greats, make him one of the most in-demand interpreters of piano jazz steeped in the deep roots of tradition. Wilner is also co-proprietor of the world-renowned jazz club Smalls, arguably New York’s most important hub for continuing an artist-supportive jazz environment.
With numerous ensemble options to choose from, Spike opted for the spare and intimate piano-guitar-bass combination, including the phenom Jotam Silberstein (guitar) and Paul Gill (bass). Gill is a veteran of the scene, performing with the likes of Stanley Turrentine and Eddie Henderson. He has been a steady band member with Diana Krall, and currently tours with Elvis Costello. Immigrating from Israel seven years ago, award-winning Silberstein quickly established himself as one of the first-call guitarists on the scene, engaging in his own recording projects, but also appearing with such artists as Dee Dee Bridgewater and Al Jarreau. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear three of the most dynamic musicians on the scene in a special-invitation performance right here in Waterloo.