Wayne Krantz 2015 World Tour Announced!


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Known for his uncompromising musical vision, unique rhythms and deep reserves of soul, guitarist Wayne Krantz ventures beyond the guitar’s limitations to create an identifiably original style and sound. On the heels of a sold-out Ronnie Scott’s show in London, Krantz sets to embark on his Good Piranha/Bad Piranha World tour, starting on February 11th in Nashville and running through April 4th in Indianapolis.

Featuring three trios across the tour, Krantz kicks off his travels in the United States with his old friend Keith Carlock (Steely Dan and Toto) on drums, and the legendary Anthony Jackson on bass. It is one of the first times that the rhythm section of Jackson and Carlock will perform together for a stretch of concerts. The band makes stops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Pittsboro (Raleigh area), Sellersville, PA (Philadelphia area), two nights at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York and Vienna in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.

Krantz will host a single Music Clinic on this tour at Manifold Studios. Known for his breakthrough book, An Improviser's OS, it will be a rare opportunity for students to interact with him in a truly wonderful studio space and facility. Other visits to the Manifold include John McLaughlin, Bela Fleck, and Jimmy Herring, among many others.

The band kicks off their Asian Tour in India On February 27th with long time friend Cliff Almond on drums and Anthony Jackson on bass. Almond who has toured primarily with Michel Camilo and The Manhattan Transfer, will return to India with Krantz after six years. Stops include Mumbai, Bangalore in Kolkata. Krantz makes his debut at The Java Jazz Festival performing there for two nights. Other Asian stops include Bangkok, Osaka, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong and Shenzen.

The West Coast tour features the third trio with the great James Genus on bass and Cliff Almond on drums. A frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, Genus is also known for his work with Herbie Hancock and on Saturday Night Live. The final stops include Seattle, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles before they make their way to Chicago, Minneapolis and finishing off in Indianapolis.

European Dates are planned for late Spring and Fall.

List of Shows
  • Feb 11 The City Winery Nashville, TN
  • Feb 12 Smiths Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
  • Feb 13 Smokey Joe's Café, Charlotte, NC
  • Feb 15 Miraverse-Manifold, Pittsboro, NC
  • Feb 18 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
  • Feb 19 The Iridium Jazz Club, New York, NY
  • Feb 20 The Iridium Jazz Club, New York, NY
  • Feb 21 Jammin Java Vienna, VA
  • Feb 27 Ira Banquets Mumbai, India
  • Feb 28 CounterCulture Bangalore, India
  • Mar 01 TBC, Kolkata, India
  • Mar 06 Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mar 07 Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mar 09 M-Theatre Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mar 12 Club Quatro Osaka, Japan
  • Mar 13 The Cotton Club Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 14 The Cotton Club Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 15 Riverside, Taipei, China
  • Mar 17 Backstage, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sar China
  • Mar 18 Jz Club Shanghai, China
  • Mar 19 Jz Club Shanghai, China
  • Mar 20 Jz Club Shanghai, China
  • Mar 21 A8, Shenzhen, China
  • Mar 24 Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
  • Mar 25 Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
  • Mar 26 Yoshis Oakland, CA
  • Mar 28 RAMONA MAINSTAGE, Ramona, CA
  • Mar 31 Catalinas Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA
  • Apr 01 Catalinas Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA
  • Apr 02 The City Winery Chicago, IL
  • Apr 03 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN
  • Apr 04 The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, IN

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