Theo Walentiny

Pianist. Improviser. Composer.


Arta Jekabsone's My Suite.Reflections at The Jazz Gallery
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Arta Jekabsone's My Suite.Reflections at The Jazz Gallery

Arta Jēkabsone –voice & compositions
Theo Walentiny –piano
Lucas Kadish –guitar
Hwansu Kang –bass
Connor Parks –drums
Zosha Warpeha –violin
Uta Habbig –violin
Kate Barmotina –viola
Julie Kim –cello

Jēkabsone’s musical horizons start with simple Latvian folk song melodies, harmonies and structures and can reach to something more complex, more toward the world of improvisation. “My suite. Reflections” will embody this statement. As Jēkabsone describes – “This music will be self– exploration, my inner world’s reflections – what does a blooming flower mean to me, what is my wind song?! Every single song will have multiple meanings. Hopefully this self-discovery will lead people to search for their own meanings and interpretations. I define myself as a part of music and a vibrant color in the broad musical pallet. Who are you, my friend?” 

“Arta Jēkabsone is a voice that will soothe any pain or suffering. She is the guardian and ambassador of light, love and peace. Yet, she still can bedazzle you with complex, but not overwhelming lines and melodies, and she freely takes command of harmony and rhythm.” 
– Composer and pianists Edgars Cīrulis

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Verso Doxa Residency at JZ Club Hangzhou
Jan
19
to Apr 19

Verso Doxa Residency at JZ Club Hangzhou

  • No. 6 Liuying Road Shangchen district, hangzhou 310001 China (map)
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  • Pia Podgornik - Alto Saxophone/Vocals

  • Theo Walentiny - Piano

  • Lester St. Louis - Cello/Bass/Etc.

  • Dre Hocevar - Drums/Percussion

Performing Tuesday-Sunday three sets a night for a three month residency.

New works written by all four members of the quartet will be developed and explored.

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Arta Jekabsone Band CD Release Party at The Jazz Gallery
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Arta Jekabsone Band CD Release Party at The Jazz Gallery

  • Arta Jekabsone - Vocals
  • Lucas Kadish - Guitar
  • Theo Walentiny - Piano
  • Nick Dunston - Bass
  • Connor Parks - Drums

"On the 16th of July 2017, Arta Jēkabsone started her journey of light capturing musical stories at HanaRoad Music Studio in Montreux, Switzerland. Jēkabsone recorded this music together with  Theo Walentiny, Nick Dunston, Lucas Kadish and Connor Parks.  Six month later on the  16th of December  long awaited album ” Light” is experiencing its daylight.

Now music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Apple Music,  Spotify and many more digital streaming websites. Physical copy limited edition release date will be announced soon." - Arta Jekabsone

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Aurelia Album Release Show at Spectrum
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Aurelia Album Release Show at Spectrum

  • Theo Walentiny - Piano
  • Nick Dunston - Bass
  • Connor Parks - Drums

The group has been named Aurelia due to their sound being closely associated with the lucid-dreamlike appearance and movement of the Aurelia jellyfish. Rooted in jazz, Aurelia Trio’s musical language bears several other influences, particularly contemporary classical music and free improvisation. Featuring music written by all three members, original composition with an emphasis on improvisation is a key aspect of Aurelia Trio’s sound. 

This show will celebrate the trio's sophomore album release

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Arta Jekabsone band at Vasaras Festivals Berga Bazara
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Arta Jekabsone band at Vasaras Festivals Berga Bazara

Performing with the Arta Jekabsone Quintet

  • Arta Jekabsone - vocals
  • Lucas Kadish - Guitar
  • Theo Walentiny - Piano
  • Nick Dunston - Bass
  • Connor Parks - Drums

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19.00 pasākumu iesildīs NMV Rīgas Doma kora skolas džeza nodaļas studentu kolektīvs Talis Gzibovskis vadībā.

Ieeja uz pasākumu brīva, festivāla viesi varēs izvēlēties baudīt koncertu kādā no trīs restorānu terasēm:
Vina bars Garage (+371 26628833)
Andalūzijas Suns (+371 67288418)
Restaurant Bergs (+371 67770957)

Festivāls notiek ar Rīgas domes un festivāla ģenerālsponsora “Grimbergen alus” atbalstu.

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arta jekabsone band at festivals uzutrakio vakari
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

arta jekabsone band at festivals uzutrakio vakari

Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition festivalio laureatė Arta Jekabsone (vokalas, Latvija-JAV), Theo Walentiny (klavišiniai, JAV), Lucas Kadish (gitara, JAV), Nick Dunston (bosinė gitara, JAV), Rūdolfs Dankfelds (perkusija, Latvija)

Programoje: A. Jekabsone kūriniai, CD ,,Light“  pristatymas

Užutrakio dvaro sodyba

Koncerto pradžia 19 val.

Dainininkė, kompozitorė Arta Jekabsone yra atpažįstama dėl jos unikalaus aksominio vokalo bei  nuoširdžios, pozityvios muzikos išraiškos. Arta yra 2016 m. konkurso Šveicarijoje  Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition pirmosios  vietos  bei antrosios vietos  Mid-Atlantic Jazz Voice Competition 2017 m. laimėtoja. Neseniai dainininkė išleido savo debiutinį albumą „Light“ (šviesa). Pati Arta save apibūdina kaip buvimą muzikos dalimi ir ryškia spalva plačioje muzikos paletėje.

Klavišininkas Theo Walentiny – Naujajame Džersyje gimęs pianistas, kompozitorius ir improvizuotojas. Kartu su bosininku Nick Dunston ir būgnininku Connor Park įkūrė grupę „Aurelia trio“. Theo vadovauja ansambliui, kuriam priklauso jauni ir perspektyvūs Niujorko muzikantai. Jis taip pat yra projektų „Jazz kids“, „The Banff International Jazz Workshop“ bei kt. mentorius.

Gitaristas Lucas Kadish imasi didelių žingsnių džiazo ir improvizacinės muzikos pasaulyje. Originali Lucas muzika auga iš džiazo ir bliuzo, kuriai didelę įtaką turi klasikinė ir improvizacinė europietiška muzika. Jis koncertavo su žinomais menininkais: Les McCann, Jeff „Tain“ Watts, Javon Jackson, JD Allen, George Contrafouris, Dominick Faranacci ir daugeliu kitų.

Nick Dunston yra bosininkas, kompozitorius, koncertavęs įvairiuose renginiuose ir festivaliuose Šiaurės Amerikoje, Kanadoje ir Europoje: Šveicarijoje, Švedijoje, Vokietijoje, Lenkijoje, Portugalijoje, Austrijoje, Danijoje, Čekijoje, Italijoje. Rašo kūrinius solistams instrumentininkams,  spektakliams.

Būgnininkas Rūdolfs Dankfelds  yra aktyvus, unikalaus stiliaus Baltijos šalių muzikos scenos dalyvis. Dirbdamas kartu su savo kolegomis  jis sugebėjo labai sėkmingai kirsti žanrinius barjerus ir iš mažų repeticijų erdvių pereiti į koncertų sales ir arenas.  Rūdolfs koncertavo arba įrašinėjo muziką kartu su daugeliu labai vertinamų menininkų.

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Shelf Life Performance
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Shelf Life Performance

  • NYPL for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Theater (map)
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The New School’s College of Performing Arts partners with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to present an evening of performances created by students from Mannes School of Music and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. 

As the culmination of an intensive semester of research and creative experimentation led by acclaimed saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom, the students will create and perform original music and theater works, inspired by and incorporating materials from the library's archives.

Jane Ira Bloom and Evan Leslie, artistic directors

Compositions by Theo Walentiny, Benny Woodard, Clifford Cameron, Aine Nakamura, Covi Brannan and Catherine Tang.

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Jasper Dutz - Kettle of Melodies
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Jasper Dutz - Kettle of Melodies

Jasper Dutz - Kettle of Melodies is an event about strengthening the growing community of young jazz/improvising musicians and their supporters. The show will feature selections off of Jasper's new album as well as the debut of several new short pieces composed by a variety of young composers around NYC. 

Performing:

  • Jasper Dutz - Woodwinds
  • Kyle Wilson - Tenor Saxophone 
  • Jacob Shulman - Tenor Saxophone
  • Eliana Glass - Voice
  • Theo Walentiny - Casio
  • Anthony Pearlman - Piano
  • Nick Dunston - Bass
  • Connor Parks - Drums 


Debuting compositions by:
Nick Dunston
Nathan Kamal
John Koozin
Adam O'Farrill
Jacob Shuilman
Kalia Vandever
Theo Walentiny

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Aurelia Trio at The Jazz Gallery
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Aurelia Trio at The Jazz Gallery

  • Theo Walentiny - Piano
  • Nick Dunston - Bass
  • Connor Parks - Drums

Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Based in New York, Aurelia Trio is a group consisting of pianist Theo Walentiny, bassist Nick Dunston, and drummer Connor Parks. Having formed at the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Aurelia Trio’s performance experience spans the New York metropolitan area. With roots in jazz, Aurelia Trio’s musical language bears several other influences, particularly contemporary classical music and free improvisation. Featuring music written by all three members, original composition with an emphasis on improvisation is a key aspect of Aurelia Trio’s sound.

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