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Ken Silverman

Ken Silverman is a NYC-based guitarist/composer with an eclectic approach to jazz writing and playing. In addition to jazz, his style draws upon blues, funk, rock and classical influences. He views his new recording, Parallel Man, as a new direction in that it is both musically adventurous and widely accessible to a wider audience. Ken is active in the New York City scene, playing in ensembles including the Ken Silverman Trio (focused on his original material), a 1930’s-style Swing Band, Free jazz improvisation, and African-inspired music. Ken has released a number of cd’s to critical acclaim

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News: Performance / Tour

NYC's Modern Jazz Guitar Ken Silverman Trio To Play Woodstock's The Colony on August 6

NYC's Modern Jazz Guitar Ken Silverman Trio To Play Woodstock's The Colony on August 6

The Colony 22 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY 12498 (845) 679-7625 August 6, 2017 at 8 PM. $10. Ken Silverman's original compositions combine jazz with surf, rock, blues, funk, classical and avante garde influences. WTJU radio said “Guitar improviser Ken Silverman keeps the energy high and the composition ...

Album

Guitar Fantasies

Label: Soundseer
Released: 2016
Track listing: Guitar Fantasy 3; Guitar Fantasy 5; Korean Thing; Guitar Fantasy 2; Blue Peg Head; Ascott's Eyeball; Outer Flow; Wiggle Wee 1,2 and 3; The Dark End of the Street.

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News: Recording

Ken Silverman Trio Releases "Guitar Fantasies" on Soundseer

Ken Silverman Trio Releases "Guitar Fantasies" on Soundseer

With Guitar Fantasies Ken Silverman continues on the path he started on the 2015 release Parallel Man (Soundseer). The focus is again on the multifaceted melodies that simultaneously reflect elements of various genres while remaining anchored in the jazz idiom. While on Parallel Man there were more western classical motifs on the current album rock influences ...

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Article: Album Review

Ken Silverman: Guitar Fantasies

Read "Guitar Fantasies" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


With Guitar Fantasies Ken Silverman continues on the path he started on the 2015 release Parallel Man (Soundseer). The focus is again on the multifaceted melodies that simultaneously reflect elements of various genres while remaining anchored in the jazz idiom. While on Parallel Man there were more western classical motifs on the current album rock influences ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Ken Silverman Trio At Amoskeag Studio (NH) on August 26 And At Brandon Music (VT) on August 27

Ken Silverman Trio At Amoskeag Studio (NH) on August 26 And At Brandon Music (VT) on August 27

The New York-based Ken Silverman Trio is a modern jazz group that plays original compositions with influences that range from atmospheric film music to swing, funk surf-rock and blues. The trio demonstrates the improvisational prowess of jazz, the delicate creativity of classical composition, and the raw intensity of the blues. Reviewing the 2015 recording Parallel Man, ...

Album

Parallel Man

Label: Soundseer
Released: 2015
Track listing: Parallel Man; Renoir; Odyssey in Blue; Elbow Grease; Little Ditty; Visions Fugitives, #1; Outer Revulsion

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Article: Album Review

Ken Silverman: Parallel Man

Read "Parallel Man" reviewed by Graham E Peterson


A modern guitar trio led by New York City guitarist Ken Silverman comes out of the gate burning with rhythmic intensity on the title track “Parallel Man." Silverman develops a motif of parallel guitar lines while a powerful rhythm sections support his development. He enters into a glistening glissando section bringing to mind sounds of sitar ...

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Song of the Day

Renoir

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Label: Soundseer
Released: 2015
Duration: 7:56

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News: Event

Matthew Shipp Duo + Ken Silverman Trio at St. John's Church on Christopher Street (NYC) on November 13

Matthew Shipp Duo + Ken Silverman Trio at St. John's Church on Christopher Street (NYC) on November 13

November 13th at 8:00pm - $15 St. John's Church 81 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 MATTHEW SHIPP Duo with MICHAEL BISIO - double bass. KEN SILVERMAN Trio with SAM McPHERSON - double bass and ANDY O'NEILL - drums. About Matthew Shipp “In the shadow of Cecil Taylor and Keith Jarrett, he ...


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