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PAST SHOWS 2002 TO 2013

2002:
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… in Brazil:

Oct. 1st & 2nd ’02: Two nights at Bourbon Street Jazz Club in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Oct. 4th & 5th ’02: Two nights at Mistura Fina Jazz Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

… back in the US:

Oct. 9th thru 12th ’02: Four nights at the Bistro Jazz Club in St. Louis, MO, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Oct. 17th ’02: Vana Trio Master Class at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, 4 pm.

Oct. 18th ’02: World premier of Vana’s piece called “Açaí “, commissioned by Michigan State University as part of a Vana Trio plus percussion concert. Wharton Center for the Arts (Pasant Theater), East Lansing, MI, 8 pm. Musicians: Vana (piano), Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Oct. 25th ’02: At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Oct. 29th thru Nov. 3rd ’02: One week at the Village Vanguard in New York City, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Nov. 6th ’02: At the Verizon Music Festival in Tampa, FL, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

week of Nov. 11th …: In the studio recording for Regina Carter’s new CD. She will be allowed to record it on Paganini’s world famous Guarneri violin, an Italian national treasure called the “cannon” for its natural sound volume. She is the first non-classical musician to have that honor.

Nov. 16th ’02: Concert in San Antonio, TX, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Nov. 22nd ’02: Concert at the University of Las Vegas, NV, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Nov. 23rd ’02: Concert at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, CA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Nov. 24th ’02: Concert in San Luis Obispo, CA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

week of Nov. 26th …: In Genoa, Italy finishing the recording for Regina Carter’s new CD on Paganini’s world famous Guarneri violin (see Nov.11th).

week of Dec. 12th …: In Havana, Cuba for 4 concerts at the Havana Jazz Festival with the Regina Carter Quintet.

 

2003:
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Jan. 23rd, 24th, 25th ’03: At Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Jan. 29th ’03: Filming & recording for A&E Television, with the Regina Carter Quintet (to be aired on April 27th, between 8am & 10am).

Jan. 29th ’03, 9pm: Appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes II, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Feb. 14th ’03: Concert with Chieli Minucci (gtr, Special EFX) & Omar Hakim (dr) at the Canal Club in Richmond, VA.

Feb. 15th ’03: Concert with Paquito D’Rivera and Regina Carter at the New Jersey Chamber Music Society in Montclair, NJ.

… in Europe:

Feb. 25th ’03: Vana Duo concert at Magazino di Gilgamesh in Torino, Italy, with Mark Lambert on acoustic guitar.

… back in the US:

Feb. 28th ’03: Residency at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

March 1st ’03: Concert at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

March 2nd ’03: Concert at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

March 14th ’03: Concert in Stuart, FL, with the Regina Carter Quintet (venue to be announced).

April 10th ’03: Special nationally televised Master Class for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., with the Regina Carter Quintet.

April 11th ’03: Concert at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

April 28th ’03: At the Kaunas Jazz Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania (Congress Concert Hall), with the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 2nd ’03: At the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 3rd ’03: Master Class at the Conservatory in Milwaukee, WI, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 3rd ’03: Concert at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 6th – 11th ’03: One week at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, CA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 15th ’03: Live concert at Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 17th ’03: Concert in Columbus, OH, with the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra and the Regina Carter Quintet.

May 21st ’03: Vana hosting a 3 hour jazz radio show (6-9pm) on WKCR 89.9 FM,New York City.

May 28th ’03: Vana’s CD release concert at Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil, 88 7th Av. South, just above Bleecker) in New York City. This will be a big party including Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (percussion) and some surprise guests who participated in making this CD “A New Day“ so special.

May 29th ’03: Vana’s After-the-CD-release concert at Nublu (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St.) in New York City (same personnel as above).

May 31st ’03: On CBS TV “The Sarturday Morning Show“ in New York with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 2nd ’03: Concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 3rd & 4th ’03: 2 nights at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland, CA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 5th, 6th & 7th ’03: At Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 10th ’03: Live concert at XM Satellite Radio in Washington D.C., with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 13th ’03: Concert at the Ravinia Jazz Festival in Chicago, IL, opening for Wynton Marsalis, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 15th ’03: Performing for the Congressional Black Caucus at a dinner Cruise in Washington, D.C., with the Regina Carter Quintet.

June 19th & 20th ’03: 2 nights at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, MA, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

… in Europe:

July 5th ’03: At the Lugano Jazz Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

(July 9th ’03: Another concert in Lugano, Switzerland, this one for a private event, with the Regina Carter Quintet.)

July 12th ’03: Concert at the Palatia Jazz Festival in Landau, Germany, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 15th ’03: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussions concert at the Hot Club in Lisbon, Portugal.

July 16th ’03: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussions concert at the Espinho International Music Festival in Portugal.

July 17th & 18th ’03: 2 nights at the Pori Jazz Festival in Pori, Finland, with the Symphony Orchestra and the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 19th ’03: At the Sori Jazz Festival near Genoa, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 21st ’03: Concert at the Giaveno Jazz Festival in Giaveno, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 22nd ’03: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussions concert at the Giaveno Jazz Festival in Giaveno, Italy.

July 23rd ’03: Concert at the Palermo Jazz Festival in Palermo, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 25th ’03: Concert in Amalfi, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 26th ’03: Concert in Calagonone on the island of Sardinia, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 28th ’03: Concert in Mosciano Sant’Angelo, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

July 29th, 30th & 31st ’03: 3 nights at the new Blue Note in Milan, Italy, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

… back in the US:

Aug. 2nd ’03: Concert at the Houston Int’l Jazz Festival, with the Regina Carter Quintet.

Aug. 10th ’03: Vana Trio on the ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News Sunday MorningTV show in New York for a live interview and performance at 8:30 am.

Aug 12th ’03: Vana Trio at Nublu (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St.) in New York City. There will be only 1 set at 10:30pm. It will be a fun hang including Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass), and guests such as Mark Lambert (guitar) and Rogerio Boccato (percussion).

Sep. 14th ’03: Sex & The City (HBO) will premier their long advertised special episode with Mikhail Baryshnikov for which they hired Vana to write a solo piano composition. His piece was written for the intimate late night dinner scene Sarah Jessica Parker has with Mr. Baryshnikov.

Sep. 16th ’03: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion performing live on Sirius Satellite Radio (5pm). Studio at Rockefeller Center, New York City.

Sep. 17th ’03: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil, 88 7th Av. South, just above Bleecker) in New York City. Featuring Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass), and Adriano Santos (percussion), who participated in making this CD “A New Day“ so special.

Oct. 7th – 10th ’03: One week of Master classes in New Jersey with vocalist Melissa Walker (incl. Chris Berger, bs, Ali Jackson, dr, Ron Blake, sax). The group will go to 2 schools per day, teaching kids about the origins of Jazz.

Oct. 23rd – 26th ’03: In Sweden performing with vocalist Carmen Lundy.

Oct. 27th ’03: The Vana Trio will be in the studio for a recording of 2 original Christmas songs written by Kathryn Williams and Vana. The featured vocalist will be Melissa Walker.

Nov. 3rd ’03: At Lincoln Center (Alice Tully Hall) in New York City, with the Regina Carter Quintet plus symphony orchestra. Regina will be allowed to perform again on Paganini’s world famous Guarneri violin, an Italian national treasure called the “cannon” for its natural sound volume. This time the violin will be brought to New York from Italy under tight security. She is the first non-classical musician to have had the honor to perform and record on that precious violin, a historic achievement that Vana and his friend Andrea Liberovici put together across the Atlantic.

Dec. 11th thru 19th ’03: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussions tour in Brazil. With Vinicius Barros (perc), Rogerio Boccato (drums) and Paulo Paulelli (bass). On the 17th & 18th we’ll be performing at SESC Consolação in Sao Paulo. Shows at 8pm.

 

2004:
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Jan. 11th ’04: At the NBC Today Show/Sunday with Ute Lemper.

Jan. 12th ’04, 3:30pm: VANA TRIO plus BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION showcaseperformance at the upcoming 2004 APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference. This showcase for APAP is being hosted by TWINZ Records’ inhouse booking agency for its artists and is entitled New Directions in Jazz. It will take place at Sweet Rhythm (former Sweet Basil, 88 Seventh Ave South, between Grove & Bleecker Street). My group will feature Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Adriano Santos (percussion). For a complete schedule please visit TWINZ.

Jan. 12th-17th ’04: At the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper.
Jan. 20th-24th ’04: At the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper.
Jan. 27th-31st ’04: At the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper.

Feb. 2nd ’04: Recording for a movie soundtrack with Ute Lemper.

Feb. 8th-17th ’04: Recording symphonic and jazzy works in Genoa/Italy with Vana’s Paganini-project partner, friend and composer Andrea Liberovici.

March 1st ’04: Private concert for Ronald Lauder. Guests include Colin Powell and Dick Parsons (TimeWarner).

Tour with Ute Lemper:
March 6th ’04: Bimbo’s Club in San Francisco, CA
March 7th ’04: Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA
March 9th ’04: Lobero Theater in Santa Barabra, CA
March 10th ’04: Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, CA
March 12th ’04: Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA
March 13th ’04: Irvine BArclay Theater in Irvine, CA
March 19th ’04: Gartner Auditorium in Cleveland, OH
March 30th ’04: McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ
April 2nd ’04: Hershey Theater in Hershey, PA
April 3rd ’04: Kelley Theater in Fairfiled, CT

April 16th ’04: World premier of Vana’s piece Morning Cadence, commissioned by the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, 8 pm.

Tour with Ute Lemper:
April 17th ’04: American Theater in Hampton, VA
April 18th ’04: George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, VA
April 20th ’04: Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE
April 21st ’04: Modlin Center for the Arts in Richmond, VA
April 24th ’04: Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA
Mai 1st ’04: Soria Moria Cultural Center in Oslo, Norway

Mai 11th ’04, 6pm: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the German Consulate’s performance space in New York City. The group will feature Alvester Garnett (drums), Matthew Parrish (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion). Sold out!

Mai 14th ’04, 6pm: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion in-store performance at Borders Bookstore in the new TimeWarner Building on Columbus Circle inNew York City. The group will feature Alvester Garnett (drums), Matthew Parrish (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Mai 20th & 27th ’04: At the Neue Gallerie in New York City with Ute Lemper (duo)

June 7th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Marcus McLaurine (bass), Gene Jackson (drums) and guests…

June 12th ’04: At the Brecht Forum with vocalist Tessa Souter (122 W27th St, 9 pm).

June 14th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Marcus McLaurine (bass), Gene Jackson (drums) and guests…

June 19th ’04: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert as part of the Nymphenburger Summer Festival at the Hubertus Saal (Theater) inMunich, Germany (8 pm). With Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion).

June 26th ’04: With Special EFX and Chieli Minucci at the Ashbury Park Jazz and Gospel Festival in Ashbury, NJ.

June 28th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Marcus McLaurine (bass), Rocky Bryant (drums) and guests…

July 5th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Gregory Jones (bass), Rocky Bryant (drums) and guests…

European Festival Tour with Ute Lemper:
July 12th ’04: Montreux Jazz Festival (Casino Barriere), Switzerland
July 18th ’04: TV show in Lisbon, Portugal
July 19th ’04: Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal
July 22nd ’04: Giardino Palazzo Vendramin in Venice, Italy
July 24th ’04: Zaffarena Etnea Amphitheater in Catania, Sicily
July 25th ’04: Jardin del Castillo in Perelada, Spain
July 27th ’04: Cuartel Conde Duque in Madrid, Spain
July 28th ’04: Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, Spain

Aug. 2nd ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Gregory Jones (bass), Rocky Bryant (drums) and guests…

Aug. 9th ’04: Oropesa del Mar, Spain (near Valencia), at Recinto Orfim (10:30pm)
Aug. 11th ’04: Mallorca, Spain, at the Gran Casino (10:15pm)
Aug. 12th ’04: Sevilla, Spain, at the Monasterio de San Geronimo (10:30pm)

Aug. 16th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Gregory Jones (bass), Gene Jackson (drums) and guests…

Aug. 25th ’04: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Schloss Elmau (outside Munich, near Garmisch), Germany, as part of their Jazz concert series. With Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion). Concert at 9pm; for tickets call 0882-318503.

Aug. 30th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City. One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Gregory Jones (bass), Rocky Bryant (drums) and guests…

Sep. 6th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City. One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Gregory Jones (bass), Todd Turkisher (drums) and guests…

Sep. 13th ’04: Vana’s Nublu Affair, at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St). One set, no cover, at 11 pm with Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and guests…

Sep. 14th thru 19th ’04: One week at Jazz Au Bar in New York City with Ute Lemper.

Sep. 20th ’04: Vana‘s Nublu Affair and dress rehearsal at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C, between 4th & 5th St).

Sep. 23rd ’04: Vana Quartet concert in Italy, at the stunningly beautiful Maison Musiquein Rivoli, Torino (9:30pm); with Mark Lambert (nylon string guitar), Gregory Jones (bass), Todd Turkisher (drums).

Tour with Ute Lemper:
Sep. 24th ’04: Musica Settembre, at the Lingotto in Torino, Italy
Sep. 25th ’04: At the Casino in Campione (Lake Lugano), Italy
Sep. 26th ’04: At Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, Italy
Sep. 27th ’04: At Teatro Manzoni in Milano, Italy
Oct. 1st ’04: Duo gala concert in New York City (private event)

Oct. 25th ’04: Vana receives the National Performance Activity Award from SESAC(the performing rights organization) for his compositionHealing In Foreign Lands that appears on a #1 Album, Paganini: After A Dream, by Regina Carter, which he also co-produced and musical directed (Cassandra Wilson will be another recipient).

Tour dates with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra:
Nov. 9th ’04: At the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
Nov. 11th ’04: At the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Spain.
Nov. 12th ’04: At the Sociedad Filarmonica in Bilbao, Spain.
Nov. 14th ’04: At the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden
Nov. 16th ’04: At the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria.
Nov. 17th ’04: At the Stadthalle in Braunschweig, Germany.
Nov. 18th ’04: At the Musikhalle in Hamburg, Germany.
Nov. 20th ’04: At the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Germany.
Nov. 21th ’04: At the Festspiel und Kongresshaus in Bregenz, Austria.
Nov. 22th ’04: At the Barbican Centre in London, UK.
US:
Dec. 1st ’04: In Easton, PA (hall to be announced).

Dec. 4th ’04: At Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Vana Tour Europe:

Dec. 8th ’04: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany.

Dec. 10th ’04: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria.

Dec. 11th ’04: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the new winter festival jazz series in the Stadthalle in Deidesheim, Germany.

Dec. 15th ’04: Concert in Vigo, Spain with Ute Lemper.

Dec. 16th ’04: Concert in Monthey, Switzerland with Ute Lemper.

 

2005:
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From Jan. 14th on…: At the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper (5 nights/week).

Feb. 6th ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, part of the “Classic Nightclub Hour” jazz series on Sunday nights. 1 show only at 7 pm. (1650 Broadway at 51st St. 212-582-2121), with Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Adriano Santos (percussion).

…continuing until Feb. 26th ’05: At the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper (5 nights/week).

Feb. 31st ’05: At nublu with Butch Morris‘ Conduction and the nublu orchestra.

March 4th ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Kitano in New York City (66 Park Av. at 38th St. 212-885-7119), with George Gray (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Adriano Santos (percussion).

March 17th ’05: Duo performance with Ute Lemper at the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany.

March 19th ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert in London, England at Pizza Express Jazz Club, with Rocky Bryant (drums), Gregory Jones (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion). Sorry, this concert is sold out!

March 20th ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert in London, England at Pizza Express Jazz Club.

Tour with Ute Lemper:
April 2nd ’05: Concert in Valenciennes, France, at Le Phenix, Salle Du Grand Theatre.
April 4th ’05: Concert in Leon, Spain, Auditorio Ciudad de Leon.
April 5th ’05: Concert in Metz, France, at the Gande Salle De L’Aarsenal.
April 7th ’05: Concert in Colombes, France, at the Theatre De Colombes.
April 8th ’05: Concert in Estoril, Portugal, at the Casino Estoril.
April 10th thru 15th ’05: Vana at the Jazzaar Festival in Aarau, Switzerland, performing these concerts among other events:

April 13th ’05: Vana Quintet concert, featuring Danny Gottlieb (dr), plus 2 African percussionists - Arnold Moueza & Olivier Serigba - Gildas Bocle (bass) and a special guest appearance by Donny McCaslin (sax).

April 15th ’05: Special concert with an oustanding jazz line-up plus Symphony Orchestra, including Miroslav Vitous (bass) , Adam Nussbaum(drums), Vana (pno), Tommy Smith (sax), Dave Taylor (trombone) and many others.
April 18th ’05: Vana gives a 3-hour master class (3 pm) on the use of re-harmonization in improvisation, to music students in Florence, Italy(CURE Centro Produzione Musica e Spettacolo, Via Faentina 145).

April 18th ’05: Vana appearing as a special guest artist/pianist in an evening concert following up his master class at Teatro 13 in Florence, Italy(Via Nicolodi 1).

April 26th ’05 (1:30pm): Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion will give an extended performance/master class at ARTS High School in Newark, NJ (with Gene Jackson, Sean Conly, Adriano Santos).

April 27th ’05 (9:30am): Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion will give a performance/master class at Dr. William Horton Elementary School in Newark, NJ (with Gene Jackson, Sean Conly, Adriano Santos).

April 27th ’05 (1:30pm): Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion will give a performance/master class at Luis Munoz Marin Middle School in Newark, NJ(with Gene Jackson, Sean Conly, Adriano Santos).

April 29th ’05: Concert in Modena, Italy, with Ute Lemper.
April 30th ’05: Concert in Verona, Italy, with Ute Lemper.

May 12th ’05: Vana is a featured artist at an S4S Benefit, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. This fundraiser is for HIV education and prevention in South Africa, organized by students from Harvard, Wharton and Columbia Business Schools, in coordination with the Ubuntu Education Fund.

May 15th & 16th ’05: Live video recording for a DVD to accompany the Live at the Carlyle CD of Ute Lemper to be released in July.

May 19th, 20th & 21st ’05: 3 nights of duo concerts with Ute Lemper at Neue Gallerie in Manhattan (9pm).

South America Tour:

May 25th ’05: Concert and Master Class at the Teatro Sao Pedro in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with Ute Lemper.

May 26th ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Teatro Municipal in Rio Grande, Brazil (8pm)… with Gregory Jones (bass), Rogerio Boccato (drums) and Vinicius Barros (percussion).
Sorry, this concert is sold out!

May 27th ’05: Concert at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Argentina (10pm) with Ute Lemper (with special guest Pablo Mainetti on bandoneon).
May 28th ’05: Master Class at the Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina (4pm) with Ute Lemper.
May 28th ’05: Concert at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Argentina (10pm) with Ute Lemper (with special guest Pablo Mainetti on bandoneon).

June 24th ’05: Concert in the Caribbean at the St. Kitts Music Festival, with Paul Peress, Anthony Jackson, Morris PLeasure.

June 30th ’05: Concert in Tenerife, Canary Islands with Ute Lemper and Symphony Orchestra.

July 1st ’05: Concert in Tenerife, Canary Islands with Ute Lemper and Symphony Orchestra.

July 2nd ’05: Concert in Ludwigsburg, Germany, with Ute Lemper.
July 6th ’05: Concert in Freiburg, Germany, with Ute Lemper.
July 7th ’05: Concert in Mainz, Germany, with Ute Lemper.
July 9th ’05: Concert in Ischia, Italy, with Ute Lemper.
July 11th ’05: Concert in Rome, Italy, with Ute Lemper.
July 12th ’05: Concert in Prato, Italy, with Ute Lemper.

July 15th ’05: Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez will present Vana as one of three new generation pianists in a special presentation at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York. Tonight, Friday, Vana will perform the first set only (8 pm), and will play music from his Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion project (with Gene Jackson, Adriano Santos).

July 16th ’05: Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez will present Vana as one of three new generation pianists in a special 3-night presentation at theIridium Jazz Clubin New York. Tonight, Saturday, Vana will perform the second set only (10 pm).

July 17th ’05: Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez will present Vana as one of three new generation pianists in a special 3-night presentation at theIridium Jazz Clubin New York. Tonight, Saturday, Vana will perform the second set only (10 pm).

July 30th ’05: Vana will be the special guest pianist in a concert at the S. Ambrogio Summer Festival on Piazza Giberti in Florence, Italy(9pm).

Aug. 10th ’05: Vana will be the special guest pianist with the On The Brink Quartet in a concert at the Tra Fiume e Mare International Music Festival in Bocca di Magra, Italy (at Villa Romana, 9:30 pm).

Aug. 15th ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City (sets at 8pm & 10:30pm); with Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Adriano Santos (percussion).

Aug./Sep. ’05, Vana is recording for Ute Lemper’s recording project, which he is also writing/arranging for – incl. string orchestral arrangements.

Oct. 10th ’05: Vana Trio concert in New York City. This will be the opening of a new jazz series called “Piano Plus,” at AC Piano Loft, 333 W52nd St., between 8th & 9th Ave., with Gene Jackson (drums) and Sean Conly (bass). The proceeds of this performance will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. The concert starts at 8 pm.

Oct. 21st ’05: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury in Long Island, NY. Vana will perform beforeDionne Warwick (for reservation call 631-888-9000).

Nov./Dec. ’05, Vana is writing for his upcoming new recordings.

 

2006:
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Jan. 16th-17th ’06: with Ute Lemper and Mexico Symphony Orchestra in a Holocaust Memorial Concert at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

Feb. 6th ’06: Guest performance at the Nightlife Awards at Town Hall in New York City with Ute Lemper.

Feb. 7th-11th ’06: 1st week at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper.
Feb. 14th-18th ’06: 2nd week at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper.
Feb. 21st-25th ’06: 3rd week at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City with Ute Lemper.
March 19th ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Pizza/Live On The Park Jazz Club in London, England, with Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (percussion).

March 20th ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the EuroJazz Festival Ivrea in Rivalta di Torino, Italy (Cappella del Monastero, Via Balegno, 9:15 pm). See also Torino Guide.

March 21st ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Stage Club in Hamburg, Germany.

March 24th ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Burghausen Jazz Festival in Germany (Wackerhalle 8 pm).
Tour with Ute Lemper:
March 28th ’06: Catanzaro, Italy
March 30th ’06: Messina, Italy
March 31st ’06: Messina, Italy
April 1st ’06: Messina, Italy
April 3rd ’06: Naples, Italy
April 4th ’06: Lecce, Italy
April 1st ’06: Messina, Italy
April 8th ’06: Bonn, Germany
April 10th ’06: Berlin, Germany

April 12th ’06: Recording with Melissa Walker (voc), Clarence Penn (drums) and Sean Conly (bass) for the 2006 NPR Christmas CD produced byMarianne McPartland. The original Christmas composition was co-written by Kathryn Williams & Vana.

April 15th ’06: Concert at George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, VA, with Ute Lemper.

April 25th & 26th ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion will give extended performance/master classes at 4 schools in Newark, NJ, incl. ARTS High School (with Gene Jackson, Sean Conly, Adriano Santos).

Tour with Ute Lemper:
May 4th ’06: Davis Theater in San Francisco, CA
May 5th ’06: Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA
May 6th ’06: Palm Springs Museum in Palm Springs, CA
May 14th ’06: Concert at Palais Saint Vincent in Saint Vincent/Aosta, Italy
May 15th ’06: Concert in Schwäbisch Hall ,Germany
May 16th thru May 28th ’06: 2 week engagement at at Teatro Biondo in Palermo, Italy.

June 2nd ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert opening for Take 6, at the F. Carsons Four Rivers Center in Paducah, KY.

Tour with Ute Lemper:
June 28th ’06: Concert in Vilnius, Lithuania
July 1st ’06: Concert at the ‘Cultural Arts Festival in Arctic Norway’ in Harstad, Norway
July 1st ’06: Concert at the ‘Festival de Grans Veus Femenines Úniques’ in Barcelona, Spain (Palau de la Música)
July 8th ’06: Concert in Berlin, Germany
July 10th ’06: Concert at the Luxumbourg Jazz Festival
July 11th ’06: Concert in Gerona, Spain
July 13th ’06: Concert at the Auditorio dos Oceanos in Lisbon, Portugal
July 14th ’06: Concert at the Auditorio dos Oceanos in Lisbon, Portugal

July 20th ’06: Vana Quartet at the Giaveno Jazz Festival in Giaveno, Italy.

July 21st ’06: Vana Quartet at the Oltrarno Festival at Piazza della Passera in Florence,Italy (more details to follow soon).

August 29th ’06: Vana Trio at the Serravalle Jazz Festival in Toscany, Italy.

Sep. 10th ’06: At the Neue Galerie in New York City with Ute Lemper (private event by Ronald Lauder).

Tour with Ute Lemper:
Sep. 19th ’06: Concert in Merano, Italy.
Sep. 21st ’06: Concert in Padova, Italy.
Sep. 24th ’06: Concert in Prague, Czech Republic.
Sep. 26th ’06: Concert in Dortmund, Germany
Sep. 28th ’06: Concert at the Theater Festival in Dublin, Ireland.
Oct. 5th ’06: Duo concert at the Neue Galerie in New York City.
Oct. 12t ’06h: Duo concert at the Neue Galerie in New York City.
Oct. 18th thru 23rd ’06: 1-week engagement in Mexico City.
Oct. 25th ’06: TV award show in Mexico City.
Nov. 7th ’06: Concert and TV performance in Basel, Switzerland.
Nov. 8th ’06: Concert in Alessandria, Italy.
Nov. 9th ’06: Concert in Berlin, Germany.

Nov. 10th ’06: Private Vana concert in Genova, Italy, hosted by Vana’s Paganini partner Andrea Liberovici, and architect Enrico Pinna, for the wonderful Claudia Cardinale, among other guests.

Nov. 11th ’06: Vana’s New York Brazilian Jazz Project at the Porgy & Bess Jazz Club in Vienna, Austria. (! this concert will be postponed – please keep checking for an update!)

Nov. 12th ’06: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion live concert broadcast on German public Television (BR) from their Burghausen Jazz Festivalperformance in March, featuring Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) & Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Nov. 13th ’06: Concert in Milan, Italy, with Ute Lemper.

Nov. 16th ’06: Vana Trio at the Bosendorfer Piano Concert Series in Manhattan, featuring Alvester Garnett (drums) and Sean Conly (bass). In the Design Building, 200 Lex. (betw. 32nd & 33rd) 9th floor, 7:30-8:30pm.

Dec. 1st ’06: Vana Trio at The Goat Cafe in South Orange, NJ (tel. 973-275-9000).

 

2007:
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Tour with Ute Lemper:
Jan. 18th ’07: Concert in Denver, CO.
Jan. 20th ’07: Concert in Stanford, CA.
Jan. 26th ’07: Concert in Barcelona, Spain.
Jan. 27th ’07: Concert in Madrid, Spain.
Jan. 28th ’07: Concert in Bilbao, Spain.
Jan. 30th ’07: Concert in Gallerate, Italy.
Jan. 31st ’07: Concert in Rome, Italy.
Feb. 2nd ’07: Concert in Coruna, Spain.
Feb. 3rd ’07: Concert in Coruna, Spain.
Feb. 4th ’07: Concert in Sevilla, Spain.

Feb. 21st: Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center (The Allen Room) in New York City, with Ute Lemper.

March 9th ’07: Concert in Washington DC, at George Washington University/Lisner Auditorium, with Ute Lemper.
March 10th ’07: Concert at Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA, with Ute Lemper.
March 14th ’07: Concert at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA, with Ute Lemper.
March 22nd ’07: sold out! The Vana concert at the German Consulate’s Performance Space in New York City is sold out. We had a lot of emails from people who could not get registered for the concert anymore. For those of you who have NOT rsvp’d and would like to come to the concert, please send us an email ­ there may be limited capacity to put you on our personal list… featuring Adam Rogers (gtr), Sean Conly (bs) and Clarence Penn (dr), with guests Pauline Kim (violin) & Christine Kim (cello).
Tour with Ute Lemper:
Apr. 9th ’07: Concert in Rotterdam, Holland.
Apr. 11th ’07: TV performance in Amsterdam, Holland.
Apr. 12th ’07: Concert in Amsterdam, Holland.
Apr. 13th ’07: Concert in Groeningen, Holland.
Apr. 14th ’07: Concert in Utrecht, Holland.
Apr. 15th ’07: Concert in Eindhoven, Holland.

Apr. 19th ’07: Concert in Hampton, VA.
Apr. 20th ’07: Concert in Cleveland, OH.
Apr. 21st ’07: Concert in Worcester, MA.
Apr. 26th ’07: Concert in Pordenone, Italy.
Apr. 27th ’07: Concert in Paris, France.
Apr. 29th ’07: Concert in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Apr. 30th ’07: Concert in Berlin, Germnay.
May 2nd ’07: Concert in Geneva Switzerland.
May 4th ’07: Concert in Porto, Portugal.
May 5th ’07: Concert in Faro, Portugal.
May 6th ’07: Concert in Lisbon, Portugal.
May 9th ’07: Concert in Dortmund, Germnay.


Vana in Istanbul, Turkey:

May 10th ’07: Gene Jackson features Vana at the Ghetto in Istanbul, Turkey. Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion).
May 11th ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Ghetto in Istanbul,Turkey, featuring Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion).
May 12th ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Ghetto in Istanbul,Turkey, featuring Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) and Vinicius Barros (percussion).

May 15th ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Hot Club in Lisbon,Portugal.

May 16th ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Auditorio de Espinho,in Espinho Portugal. This concert will also feature a guest violinist and cellist from the University to join the group for 2 pieces.

June 10th ’07: Mo’Vana concert at nublu in Manhattan. An exciting new project re-kindling the chemistry between Vana & the amazing Mo’ Pleasure (formerly with Earth Wind & Fire)….featuring Gino Sitson (vocals & percussion), and Rocky Bryant (drums). 1 set only at 10 pm. This show will be recorded on video.

July 22nd ’07: Vana Trio concert at the Wiesen Jazz Festival in Austria (3 pm).

July 31st ’07: Spiegeltent, New York City (at Pier 17)

Aug. 5th ’07: Mo’Vana concert at nublu in Manhattan. Vana & the amazing Mo’ Pleasure (formerly with Earth Wind & Fire) put their band back together….also featuring Gino Sitson (vocals & percussion), and Gene Jackson (drums). 1 set only at 10 pm.

Aug. 19th ’07: Mo’Vana concert at nublu in Manhattan. Vana & Mo’ Pleasure (formerly with Earth Wind & Fire) put their band back together….also featuring Gino Sitson (vocals & percussion), and Todd Turkisher (drums). 1 set only at 10 pm.

Aug. 26th ’07: Mo’Vana concert at nublu in Manhattan. Vana & Mo’ Pleasure (formerly with Earth Wind & Fire) put their band back together….also featuring Gino Sitson (vocals & percussion), and Rocky Bryant (drums). 1 set only at 10 pm.
Vana in South America:

Sep. 8th ’07: Vana with Mark Lambert at Esch Cafe Jazz Festival (Leblon) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sep. 11th ’07: Vana’s New York Brazilian Jazz Project at Ah!Bon in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, featuring Jimmy Duchowny.
Sep. 12th ’07: Vana’s New York Brazilian Jazz Project at Ah!Bon in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, featuring Jimmy Duchowny.
Sep. 14th ’07: 11 pm: Vana’s New York Brazilian Jazz Project at Jazz Paralelo in Ouro Preto, Brazil (Bene da Flauta).
Sep. 15th ’07: 2pm: Vana’s New York Brazilian Jazz Project at Jazz Paralelo in Ouro Preto, Brazil (Bene da Flauta).
Sep. 15th ’07: 10 pm: Vana’s New York Brazilian Jazz Project at Café Tina in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, featuring Jimmy Duchowny.
Sao Paulo, Brazil concert tba…

Sep. 19th ’07: concert at Gran Rex Theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Ute Lemper.
Sep. 20th ’07: concert in Tucuman, Argentina, with Ute Lemper.
Sep. 25th ’07: Festival de las Culturas in Monterrey, Mexico, with Ute Lemper.
Sep. 26th ’07: concert at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, with Ute Lemper.
Oct. 2nd ’07: Mo’Vana concert at the Schloss Elmau World Music Festival in Germany (click here for program … and here for info on this amazing place!).This exciting new project emphasizes the chemistry between Vana & the amazing Mo’ Pleasure (bass, formerly with Earth Wind & Fire)…. featuring Gino Sitson (the Cameroonian vocalist), and Rocky Bryant (drums).
Tour with Ute Lemper:
Oct. 4th ’07: Concert in Geneva, Switzerland (private event).
Oct. 8th ’07: Concert Helsinki, Finland.
Oct. 11th ’07: Concert at Teatro Piccolo in Milano, Italy.
Oct. 12th ’07: Concert at Teatro Piccolo in Milano, Italy.
Oct. 13th ’07: Concert at Teatro Piccolo in Milano, Italy.
Oct. 14th ’07: Concert at Teatro Piccolo in Milano, Italy.
Oct. 16th ’07: Concert Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Oct. 21st ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert for UNAM’s “Jazz, Tango & Latin American Rhythms” series, at the historic Anfiteatro Simon Bolivar (at the Colegio San Ildefonso), in Mexico City, featuring Alvester Garnett (drums), Sean Conly (bass) & Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Oct. 31s ’07t: Mo’Vana concert at nublu in Manhattan, with Mo Pleasure (bass), percussionist Vinicius Barros here from Brazil, Gino Sitson (vocals) and Rocky Bryant (drums).

Nov. 1st, 2nd & 3rd: 3 nights of duo concerts with Ute Lemper at the Neue Galerie in New York City.

Nov. 19th ’07: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 23rd ’07: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 24th ’07: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 25th ’07: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Dec. 1st ’07: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.

Dec. 7th ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria, featuring Gene Jackson (drums), Sean Conly (bass) & Vinicius Barros (perc).

Dec. 8th ’07: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Theater Kleinkunstbühne/Herder-Halle in Pirna, Germany.

 

2008:
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Tour with Ute Lemper:
Feb. 11th ’08: Concert at Megaron Concert Hall, in Athens, Greece.
Feb. 12th ’08: Concert at Megaron Concert Hall, in Athens, Greece.
Feb. 14th ’08: Concert at Shaw Theater, in London, UK.
Feb. 15th ’08: Concert at Shaw Theater, in London, UK.
Feb. 17th ’08: Concert in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Feb. 22nd ’08: Vana with Melissa Walker at the Casa das Artes de Famalicão, Portugal, featuring Melissa Walker (vocals), Sean Conly (bass) & Clarence Penn (drums).

Feb. 23rd ’08: Vana with Melissa Walker at the Portalegre Jazz Festival in Portugal, featuring Melissa Walker (vocals), Sean Conly (bass) & Clarence Penn (drums).

Mar. 27th ’08: Duo Recital concert with Ute Lemper at the Neue Galerie in New York City.
Mar. 28th ’08: Duo Recital concert with Ute Lemper at the Neue Galerie in New York City.
Mar. 29th ’08: Duo Recital concert with Ute Lemper at the Neue Galerie in New York City.

Tour with Ute Lemper:
May 3rd ’08: Concert in Bergen, Norway.
May 5th ’08: Concert in Luebeck, Germany.
May 6th ’08: Concert in Hamburg, Germany.
May 7th ’08: Concert in Berlin, Germany.
May 8th ’08: Concert in Dortmund, Germany.
May 10th ’08: Concert in Duesseldorf, Germany.

May 15th ’08: Vana will be the featured artist at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s annual Spring Fundraiser at Gustavino’s in Manhattan.Vana’s Afro Brazil Project will perform at 9pm, featuring Mo’ Pleasure (bass), Gino Sitson (vocals), Rocky Bryant (drums) & Adriano Santos (perc). The event is sponsored by Ports1961, with additional sponsorship by Ivanka Trump.

June 4th ’08: Mo’Vana at nublu in Manhattan, with Mo Pleasure (bass) and Todd Turkisher (drums). 1 set only at 10pm.

June 7th ’08: Duo Recital concert with Ute Lemper in Baden Baden, Germany.

June 11th ’08: Concert with William Galison at Cachaça in Manhattan (10pm), featuring Ben Wittman (drums) & Don Falzone (bass).

June 25th ’08: Vana at nublu in Manhattan. This is nublu’s 6-year aniversary celebration week. 1 set only at 10pm.

Tour with Ute Lemper:
July 1st ’08: Concert in Barcelona, Spain.
July 2nd ’08: Concert in Torino, Italy.
July 4th ’08: Concert in Caserta, Italy.
July 6th ’08: Concert in Catania, Italy.
July 8th ’08: Concert in Palermo, Italy.
July 9th ’08: Concert in Milano, Italy.
July 10th ’08: Concert in Cartagena, Spain.
July 15th ’08: Duo Concert at the Ravenna Festival in Italy.

July 22nd ’08: Vana Trio plus Strings concert at the Palais Beauharnais in Paris, France, featuring Gildas Boclé (bass), Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sullimann Altmayer, (violin), Jerome Fruchart, (cello).

July 23rd ’08: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, Italy, featuring Gene Jackson (drums), Mo’ Pleasure (bass), Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Aug. 3rd ’08: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Savassi Jazz Festival, 7 pm, Palco TIM stage, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, featuring Jimmy Duchowny (drums), Eneias Xavier (bass), Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Aug. 4th ’08: Vana Trio workshop at Pro-Music in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (6:30 pm).

Aug. 5th ’08: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Speciali in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Aug. 6th ’08: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Speciali in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Aug. 26th ’08: Spiegeltent, New York City (at Pier 17).

Sep. 10th ’08: Vana Trio concert at the Museu de Arte da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sep. 12th ’08: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Musica Septiembre Festival/Teatro San Martin in Tucumán, Argentina.

Tour with Ute Lemper:
Sep. 16th ’08: Concert at the Kultur Im Zelt Festival, in Braunschweig, Germany.
Sep. 18th ’08: Concert in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria.
Sep. 19th ’08: Concert for Bulgari, in Milano, Italy.
Sep. 23rd ’08: Concert at the historic Herod Atticus Amphitheater on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
Sep. 24th ’08: Concert in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Sep 26th ’08: Concert at the Municipal Theater in Strovolos, Cyprus.
Sep 27th ’08: Concert at the Rialto Theater in Limassol, Cyprus.
Oct. 19th ’08: Vana at nublu in Manhattan. 1 set only at 9:45pm, with Sean Conly (bass) & Marcello Pellitteri (drums).
Nov. 5th ’08: Vana at nublu in Manhattan. 1 set only at 10pm.

Nov. 8th ’08: Vana live on Horizonte Jazz Radio in Mexico City, (5pm).

Nov. 9th ’08: The Vana Trio will be joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera for a concert at the amazing Sala Nezahualcóyotl Theater at UNAM, in Mexico City. Also featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums) & Sean Conly (bass).
Nov. 14th ’08: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 15th ’08: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 22nd ’08: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 28th ’08: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 29th ’08: At Joe’s Pub in New York City, with Ute Lemper.

Dec. 17th ’08: Concert in Conflans, France, with Ute Lemper.
Dec. 18th ’08: Concert at Chaillot Theater in Paris, France, with Ute Lemper.
Dec. 19th ’08: Concert at Chaillot Theater in Paris, France, with Ute Lemper.
Dec. 20th ’08: Concert at Chaillot Theater in Paris, France, with Ute Lemper.
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2009:
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Jan. 21st ’09: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Unterfahrt in Munich, Germany, featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass) & Vinicius Barros (percussion).

Jan. 23rd ’09: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Birdland in Neuburg a.d. Donau, Germany.

Jan. 24th ’09: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at Birdland in Hamburg, Germany.
Feb. 5th ’09: Concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, with Ute Lemper group.
Feb. 7th ’09: Concert at Irving High School in New York City, with Ute Lemper trio.
Feb. 14th ’09: Duo at the Carlyle in New York City, with Ute Lemper.
Feb. 18th – 21st ’09: 1 week at the Carlyle in New York City, with Ute Lemper and Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Feb. 25th – 28th ’09: 1 week at the Carlyle in New York City, with Ute Lemper and Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Mar. 4th – 7th ’09: 1 week at the Carlyle in New York City, with Ute Lemper and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

Mar. 10th ’09: duo concert with Rogerio Boccato (drums) at Rye High School.

Mar. 17th ’09: concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Ute Lemper and the Orchestra do Teatro Municipal.
Mar. 19th ’09: concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Ute Lemper.
Mar. 24th ’09: concert in Culiacán, Mexico, with Ute Lemper.
Mar. 25th ’09: concert in Culiacán, Mexico, with Ute Lemper.

Mar. 29th ’09: Mo’Vana piano duo concert with Mo’ Pleasure, in Gilford, CT.

Apr. 9th ’09: concert in Modena, Italy, with Ute Lemper group.
Apr. 10th ’09: concert in Rotterdam, Holland, with Ute Lemper group.
Apr. 11th ’09: concert in Appeldoorn, Holland, with Ute Lemper group.
Apr. 13th ’09: concert in Amsterdam, Holland, with Ute Lemper group.
Apr. 15th ’09: concert in Istanbul, Turkey, with Ute Lemper group.
Apr. 17th ’09: concert in Bolzano, Italy, with Ute Lemper group.

Apr. 30th ’09: live perofrmance at An Evening of Enchanted Music at the new Greene Space stage at WNYC Public Radio in New York, with Ute Lemper.

Mai 15th ’09: concert in Döllingen, Germany, with Ute Lemper group.
Mai 16th ’09: concert in Norwich, England, with Ute Lemper group.

Mai 19th ’09: Vana appearing as a guest artist at the 606 Jazz CLub in London, UK, with the Dan Reinstein Quartet.

Mai 29th ’09: concert at the Semper Opera, in Dresden, Germany, with Ute Lemper group.
June 5th ’09: duo concert in Wasington, D.C., with Ute Lemper

June 20th ’09: Vana at nublu in Manhattan, for nublu’s 7-year anniversary celebration week. 1 set only at 10pm.

Vana’s summer tour ’09:

June 29th ’09: concert in Milan, Italy, with the Ute Lemper group.

July 3rd ’09: concert at the Barbican in London, with the Ute Lemper group.

July 8th ’09: Vana Trio at Jazz Club Piazzale Valdo Fuso, in Torino, Italy. Mark Lambert will be a special guest with the trio.

July 9th ’09: Vana will be special guest pianist with Mark Lambert, at Bocca Di Magra Jazz Festival, Italy.

July 10th ’09: Vana’s group will be performing with 9-time Grammy Award winnerPaquito d’Rivera at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland (10:15pm).

July 13th ’09: Vana’s group will be joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera for a concert at the Espinho International Music Festival, Portugal. Also featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc).

Sep. 7th ’09, 6 pm: Vana‘s group will be performing with Donny McCaslin, at the Savassi Jazz Festival, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Sep. 7th ’09, 8 pm: Vana‘s trio will be performing with Carla Cook , at the Savassi Jazz Festival, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sep. 9th ’09, 6 pm: Vana will be giving a master class to students at the Pro-Music School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Sep. 9th ’09, 8 pm: Vana will be giving a master class to the teachers of Pro-Music School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sep. 19th ’09: at Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn, NY, withUte Lemper.

Sep. 21st ’09, 10 pm: Vana with the Nublu Orchestra at Nublu in Manhattan (62 Avenue C – 2 sets) .

Oct. 2nd ’09: concert at Voila Acoustique, in Mexico City.
Oct. 3rd ’09: concert at Voila Acoustique, in Mexico City.

Oct. 21st ’09: Concert at Cultural Cordon in Burgos, Spain, with Ute Lemper & Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Oct. 22nd ’09: Concert at Teatro Principal in VItoria,Spain, with Ute Lemper & Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Oct. 23rd ’09: Concert at Teatro Gayarre in Pamplona, Spain, with Ute Lemper & Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Oct. 24th ’09: Concert at Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, Spain, with Ute Lemper & Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Oct. 26th ’09: Concert at Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Spain, with Ute Lemper & Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Nov. 6th ’09: Concert in Den Bosch, Holland, with Ute Lemper group.
Nov. 8th ’09: Concert in Los Angeles, CA, with Ute Lemper.

Nov. 17th ’09, 9:30pm: Vana with Mark Lambert at the 1st Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City, for the release of Mark’s new CD, which Vana produced. (62 Avenue C), featuring Matthew Parrish (bass), and Marcello Pellitteri (drums).

Nov. 19th ’09, 9:30pm: Vana Gierig/Donny McCaslin Group, at the 1st Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City (62 Avenue C), featuring Clarence Penn (drums), and Sean Conly (bass).

Nov. 21st ’09: Mo’Vana appearance, during Mo’ Pleasure’s hosting of the Jazz & Funk Tribute at the Auditorium of Gilford High School, CT.

Nov. 25th ’09: Concert in Girona, Spain – the Bukowski Project, with Ute Lemper & Mario Gast.
Nov. 26th ’09: Concert in Evreux, France, with Ute Lemper.
Nov. 28th ’09: Concert in Gap, France, with Ute Lemper.
Dec. 2nd ’09: Concert at the Aquraio Romano in Rome, Italy, with Ute Lemper.

Dec. 3rd ’09: Vana Trio, plus special guest Mark Lambert, at Teatro della Gioventù, in Genova, Italy (9pm).

Dec. 10th ’09: Concert at Joe’s Pub in New York City (7:30 & 9pm).
Dec. 11th ’09: Concert at Joe’s Pub in New York City (9:30pm).
Dec. 12th ’09: Concert at Joe’s Pub in New York City (9:30pm).
Dec. 13th ’09: Concert at Joe’s Pub in New York City (7:30 & 9pm).
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2010:
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3-week Italy tour:
Jan. 18th thru Feb. 7th ’10: Udine, Rome, Padova, Milan…with Ute Lemper group.

Feb. 18th ’10: Concert in Thessaloniki, Greece, with Ute Lemper.
Feb. 20th ’10: Concert at Megaron Concert Hall, in Athens, Greece, with Ute Lemper.
Feb. 21st ’10: Concert at Megaron Concert Hall, in Athens, Greece, with Ute Lemper.
Feb. 23rd ’10: Concert at Mann Auditorium, in Tel Aviv, Israel, with Ute Lemper.

Vana Trio Tour – featuring Matthew Parrish (bass), and Marcello Pellitteri (drums):
March 8th ’10: Vana Trio, at Nublu in New York City.
March 20th ’10: Vana Trio, at Birdland in Hamburg, Germany.
March 23rd ’10: Vana Trio, at Torino Jazz Center, in Turin, Italy.
March 25th ’10: Vana Trio, at Jazz in Cascina, in Pavia, Italy.
March 26th ’10: Vana Trio, at Borgo Jazz Club , in Genova, Italy.

April 8th, 9th & 10th ’10: 3 Nights at the Cafe Sabarsky at eth Neue Galerie Museum in New York City, with Ute Lemper & Tito Castro.
April 23rd ’10: Concert at Teatro Principal, in Zaragoza, Spain, with Ute Lemper.
April 24th ’10: Concert at Palacio de Congresos y Festivales de Cantabria, in Santander, Spain, with Ute Lemper.
April 27th ’10: Concert at Teatro Lope de Vega, in Sevilla, Spain, with Ute Lemper.

April 29th ’10: Vana Trio, at Kitano in New York City. Kitano located at 66 Park Ave. (at 38th St). 2 sets at 8pm and 10pm. No cover charge.Reservations: 212-885-7119.

May 14th to 25th ’10: Tour in New Zealand and Australia.

June 1st -3rd ’10: 3 nights at the Teatro del Canal for the Festival de Otoño de Madrid, Spain.

June 27th ’10: Vana at Nublu in New York City, celebrating the clubs’ 8th anniversary. Featuring Donny McCaslin (sax), Clarence Penn (drums), and Matthew Parrish (bass).

July 1st: with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon) in Berlin, Germany.
July 2nd: Sevilla, Spain.
July 3rd: Jazz Festival in Mallorca, Spain.
July 10th: Milan, Italy.
July 14th: Festival in Siena, Italy.

July 20th ’10: Vana Gierig Group, joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera for a concert at the Amazonas Jazz Festival, at the famed Opera House (Fitzcarraldo) in Manaus, Brazil. Also featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc).

July 21st ’10: Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion concert at the Amazonas Jazz Festival, at the famed Opera House (Fitzcarraldo) in Manaus,Brazil. Featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc).

July 24th ’10: Vana Gierig Group, joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera for a concert at the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, in Rome, Italy. Also featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc).

July 28th ’10: Vana Gierig Group, joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera for a concert at Palacio das Artes, opening theSavassi Jazz Festival, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Also featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc).

July 30th ’10, 6 pm: Vana performing as a special guest with the Jimmy Duchowny group, at the Savassi Jazz Festival, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
July 30th ’10, 8 pm: Vana as special guest with Mark Lambert, at the Savassi Jazz Festival, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Aug. 1st ’10, 6 pm: Vana‘s trio performing with Cynthia Scott, at the Savassi Jazz Festival, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Aug. 17th ’10: Vana Trio at Blues Alley in Washington DC, featuring Matthew Parrish (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums). Sets at 8pm & 10pm.

Sep. 2nd: Vana will be a guest performer at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan on Tuesday, Sep. 2nd (8pm & 10 pm), featuring German-American jazz musicians residing in New York, as part of the annual German-American friendship celebrations. The performers also include Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica), Max Schweiger (sax), Martin Wind (bass), Iris Ornig (bass), and many others.

Sep. 17th: Vana, Mo’ Pleasure, Omar Hakim, Victor Bailey, Carla Cook, Gene Jackson, Najee, and many others, performing a Benefit Concert for vocalist Armsted Christian (who urgently needs a lung transplant), at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan (7pm).

South America Tour with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon):
Sep. 26th ’10: Teatro de Sesi, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Sep. 28th ’10: Canecão Concert Hall, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sep. 30th ’10: Teatro San Martín de Tucuman, Argentina.
Oct. 2nd ’10: Teatro San Martín de Cordoba, Argentina.
Oct. 4th ’10: Amijai Performance Space, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Oct. 5th ’10: Amijai Performance Space, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Oct. 6th ’10: Nuevo Teatro Municipal de Las Condes, in Santiago, Chile.

Nov. 3rd ’10: Concert in Florence, Italy, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).
Nov. 5th ’10: Concert at Lingotto Concert Hall, in Turin, Italy, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

Nov. 13th ’10, 10:30pm: Vana Gierig Group, at the 2nd annual Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City (62 Avenue C). featuring Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc), Rogerio Boccato (drums).

Nov. 24th ’10: Bukowski Musical Theatre piece at Joe’s Pub in New York City, 7pm.
Nov. 26th ’10: Bukowski Musical Theatre piece at Joe’s Pub in New York City, 7pm.
Dec. 3rd ’10: Bukowski Musical Theatre piece at Joe’s Pub in New York City. 2 shows, 7pm & 9:30pm.
Dec. 4th ’10: Bukowski Musical Theatre piece at Joe’s Pub in New York City. 2 shows, 7pm & 9:30pm.
Dec. 5th ’10: Bukowski Musical Theatre piece at Joe’s Pub in New York City, 7pm.

Dec. 6th ’10: Vana special guest appearance at 606 Jazz Club with the Dan Reinstein Quintet, in London, UK.
Dec. 11th ’10: at the London Jazz Festival, Queen Elisabeth Hall, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

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2011:
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Concerts with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon):
Jan. 18th 2011: Concert in Lisbon, Portugal.
Feb. 5th 2011: Concert in Paris, France.
Feb. 6th 2011: Concert in Lugano, Switzerland.
Feb. 8th 2011: Concert in Gorizia, Italy .

Spain Tour: Vana Gierig Group, joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera, featuring Marcello Pellitteri (drums), Sean Conly (bass), Vinicius Barros (perc):
Feb. 9th 2011: Teatro Campo Eliseos, in Bilbao, Spain.
Feb. 10th 2011: Cordón Cultural, in Burgos, Spain.
Feb. 11th 2011: Cultural Caja de Burgos, in Aranda de Duero , Spain.
Feb. 12th 2011: Cultural Caja de Burgos, in Miranda de Ebro , Spain.

March 1st, 2011: Vana Trio, at Nublu in New York City, featuring Sean Conly (bass), & Marcello Pellitteri (drums).

March 3rd, 2011: Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Vana will be a guest pianist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, directed by Wynton Marsalis (Rose Hall, 8pm).
March 4th, 2011: Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Vana will be a guest pianist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, directed by Wynton Marsalis (Rose Hall, 8pm).
March 5th, 2011: Concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Vana will be a guest pianist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, directed by Wynton Marsalis (Rose Hall, 8pm).

March 16th, 2011: Concert at Teatro Oi Casa Grande, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
March 17th, 2011: Concert at Casa Fasano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil (this is a closed performance).

March 29th, 2011: Vana Trio, at Nublu in New York City, featuring Matthew Parrish (bass), & Marcello Pellitteri (drums).

Vana Italy Tour – part 1:
Apr. 29th, 2011: Vana Gierig Trio, at Jazz in Forte Festival, in Rome, Italy.
May 4th, 2011: Vana Gierig/Michael Rosen project at Casa del Jazz, in Rome, Italy.
May 5th, 2011: Vana Gierig/Michael Rosen project at Casa del Jazz, in Rome, Italy.

May 6th, 2011: Concert in Luxembourg, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).
May 8th, 2011: Concert in Istanbul, Turkey, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon)

Vana Italy Tour – part 2 - featuring Matthew Parrish (bass), and Marcello Pellitteri (drums):
May 19th, 2011: Vana Gierig Trio, at Torino Jazz Center, in Turin, Italy.
May 20th, 2011: Vana Gierig Trio, at Jazz in Cascina, in Pavia, Italy.
May 21st, 2011: Vana Gierig Trio, at Genova Jazz Festival, at the Auditorio Montale del Carlo Felice, in Genova, Italy.

May 26th, 2011: Concert in Rabbat, Morocco, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).
May 28th, 2011: Concert in Bath, UK, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

June 2nd, 2011: Concert at Via Funchal Perormance Hall, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).
June 3rd, 2011: Concert at Teatro Municipal, in Sorocaba, SP, Brazil, with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

July 22nd, 2011: Vana, giving a master class on harmony, at the Amazonas Jazz Festival, in Manaus, Brazil (10 am).
July 23rd, 2011: Vana Gierig Trio performing at the Amazonas Jazz Festival, with vocalist Cynthia Scott, and Bill Easley (sax). Performance at the Opera House in Manaus,Brazil (9 pm).

Sep. 11th, 2011: Mo’Vana duo conceert, at the International Piano Jazz Festival(Festival Internacional de Piano En Blanco y Negro – Jazz), at the Auditorio Blas Galindo at Centro Nacional de las Artes, in Mexico City.

Sep. 18th, 2011: Vana special guest pianist at Porgy & Bess, in Vienna, Austria (closed, invitation-only performance).
Sep. 19th, 2011: Vana special guest pianist at Porgy & Bess, in Vienna, Austria (public, but only standing room tickets remaining).

Oct. 21st, 2011: Vana special guest pianist with Barbara Casini, at the Multimedia Theater, in Rovinj, Croatia (8:30pm).

Nov. 2011: Vana guest pianist with Jiro Yoshida Group for a 10-concert tour in Japan :
Nov. 17th, 2011: Tokyo TV performance at NHK Studio.
Nov. 18th, 2011: Concert in Osaka.
Nov. 19th, 2011: Concert in Osaka.
Nov. 20th, 2011: Concert in Nagano.
Nov. 22nd, 2011: Concert at Sweet Basil in Tokyo.
Nov. 23rd, 2011: Concert in Nagoya.
Nov. 24th, 2011: Concert in Kyoto.
Nov. 25th, 2011: Concert in Okayama.
Nov. 26th, 2011: Concert at Kitakysyu in Kanda.
Nov. 27th, 2011: Concert in Fukuoka.

Dec. 9th 2011, 9pm: Vana‘s group, at the 3rd annual Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City (62 Avenue C).

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2012:
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Jan. 12th, 2012: Vana Gierig Trio at the Providencia Jazz Festival in Santiago, Chile., featuring Matthew Parrish (bass), and Marcello Pellitteri (drums). Thomas Pfleger (gtr) will be a special guest that evening.

Tour with Ute Lemper, and Tito Castro (bandoneon):
Jan. 18th, 2012: Concert in Barcelona, Spain.
Jan. 20th, 2012: Concert in Besançon, France.
Jan. 21st, 2012: Concert in Montreux, Switzerland.
Jan. 25th, 2012: Concert in Colombes/Paris, France.
Jan. 26th, 2012: Concert in Lorient, France.
Jan. 28th, 2012: Concert in Florange, France.
Jan. 30th, 2012: Concert in Amsterdam, Holland.

Greece concerts with Ute Lemper, and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon):
March 1st, 2012: Thessaloniki, Greece.
March 3rd, 2012: Megaron Concert Hall, in Athens, Greece.

March 8th, 2012: Vana at Nublu in New York City (62 Avenue C), with Ole Matthisson (sax), Matthew Parrish (bs), Rocky Bryant (dr). 1 set at 9:30pm.

March 16th, 2012: Vana Gierig Group, joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera, at Porgy & Bess, in Vienna, Austria.

March 17th, 2012: Vana Gierig Group, joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito d’Rivera, at the Burghausen Jazz Festival in Germany.

March 27th thru April 8th: Vana at Water Music Studios producing, arranging and playing for Brazilian vocalist Karine Aguiar’s new CD.

April 1st thur 7th, 2012: Vana at Water Music Studios, producing Karine Aguiar’s CD. Karine invited Vana‘s whole trio to record for her new CD.

April 14th, 2012: Vana guest pianist at the Buck County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC), for the “Philly” Legends of Jazz concert, featuring Larry McKenna (sax), Bootsie Barnes (sax), Jimmy Bruno (gtr), Byron Landham (dr), led by Matthew Parrish (venue: Yardley Community Center, 7:30pm).

April 21st, 2012: Vana Gierig Trio at the Chester County Jazz Festival, held at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester, Pennsylvania, featuring Matthew Parrish (bass), and Marcello Pellitteri (drums). from 6pm to 9pm.

Europe, Argentina & China with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon):
May 2nd, 2012: Union Chapel, London, UK.
May 3rd, 2012: Royal Northern College of Music Theatre, Manchester, UK.
May 4th, 2012: The Queens Hall, in Edinburgh, Scotland (festival).
May 5th, 2012: Teatre Fortuny / Centre d’Arts Escèniques, in Reus, Spain.
May 23rd, 2012: Gran Rex Theatre, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
May 24th, 2012: Concert in Rosario, Argentina.
May 25th, 2012: Teatro San Martín, in Cordoba, Argentina.
June 7th, 2012: Concert in Macao, China.
June 8th, 2012: Concert at the Opera House in Guangzhou, China.
June 10th, 2012: Concert in Seoul, South Korea.

June 15th, 2012: Vana‘s group, at Nublu’s 10th Anniversary in New York City (62 Avenue C).

July 11th, 2012: Hommage to Astor Piazzolla Concert at the Byblos International Festival in Byblos, Lebanon, with Ute Lemper (vocal), Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon), Steve Millhouse (bass), and Eric Halverson (drums).
July 13th, 2012: Concert at the Lichfield Festival at the Cathedral, in England, UK,with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon).

July 14th, 2012: Vana featured guest pianist at the Grisignana Jazz Festival in Croatia.

July 28th, 2012: Vana will be performing at the Amazonas Jazz Festival in Manaus,Brazil, for the CD release concert of vocalist Karine Aguiar, which Vana produced.

Aug. 2nd, 2012: Vana producing special recording of composer Gonzaga Blantez in Manaus, Brazil.

Aug. 7th, 2012: Concert at Teatro D’Anuncio in Pescara, Italy, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon).
Aug. 9th, 2012: Concert at Teatro del Vittoriale in Gardone, Italy, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon).
Aug. 10th, 2012: Concert in Mallorca, Spain, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon).

Sep. 1st, 2012: Vana guest pianist for the “Philly” Legends of Jazz concert in Gretna, PA , featuring Larry McKenna (sax), Bootsie Barnes (sax), Jimmy Bruno (gtr), Byron Landham (dr), led by Matthew Parrish.

Sep. 7th, 2012: Concert in Vienna, Austria, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon).
Sep. 8th, 2012: Concert in Potsdam, Germany, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon).

Sep. 9th, 2012: Vana Gierig Trio at the Blue Note Milan.

Sep. 11th, 2012: Concert in Laon, France, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

Sep. 21st, 2012: Vana Gierig Trio in Ottawa, Canada (corporate event).

Oct. 6th, 2012: Vana Gierig Quartet concert in Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico, featuring Ole Matthisson (sax), Matthew Parrish (bs), Marcello Pellitteri (dr).

Oct. 27th, 2012: Vana Gierig Quartet, at Nublu in New York City, featuring Ole Matthisson (sax), Matthew Parrish (bs), Marcello Pellitteri (dr).

Nov. 3rd, 2012:Hommage to Astor Piazzolla at Jazz Herbst Festival in Salzburg,Austria, with Ute Lemper (vocal), Tito Castro (bandoneon), Steve Millhouse (bass), and Eric Halverson (drums).

Nov. 2012: Vana Japan Tour as guest artist with Jiro Yoshida, for a 11-concert tour in Japan, also featuring Ole Mathisen (sax):
Nov. 16th, 2012: Concert at the Royal Horse in Osaka.
Nov. 17th, 2012: Concert at the Royal Horse in Osaka.
Nov. 18th, 2012: Concert at Zaza Jazz Club in Nagano.
Nov. 20th, 2012: Concert at Sweet Basil in Tokyo.
Nov. 21st, 2012: Concert at Lovely Jazz Club in Nagoya.
Nov. 22nd, 2012: Concert at Renaiss Hall in Okayama.
Nov. 23rd, 2012: Concert at Speak Low Jazz Club in Hiroshima.
Nov. 24th, 2012: Concert at Bunka Hall in Kanda.
Nov. 25th, 2012: Concert at CIB Kumamoto Jazz Club in Kumamoto.
Nov. 27th, 2012: Concert at Combo Jazz Club in Fukuoka.

Dec. 15th 2012, 9pm: Vana Gierig Quartet, opening for Dave Liebman at the 4th annual Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City (62 Avenue C), featuring Ole Matthisson (sax), Matthew Parrish (bs), Marcello Pellitteri (dr).

Dec. 18th, 2012: Concert in Riga, Latvia, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Tito Castro (bandoneon).

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Europe Tour with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon):
Jan. 8th, 2013: Teatro Rossetti, Trieste, Italy.
Jan. 10th, 2013: Teatro Traiano, Civitavecchia, Italy.
Jan. 11th, 2013: Teatro Traiano, Civitavecchia, Italy.
Jan. 12th, 2013: Teatro Traiano, Civitavecchia, Italy.
Jan. 15th, 2013: Teatro Verdi, Sassari, Sardegna, Italy.
Jan. 16th, 2013: Stadsschowburg, Bruges, Belgium.
Jan. 18th, 2013: Theatre de Sochaux, France.
Jan. 20th, 2013: Komische Oper, Berlin, Germany.
Jan. 22th, 2013: Theatre D’Esch, Luxembourg.

Feb. 1st, 2013: Joe’s Pub
Feb. 2nd, 2013: Joe’s Pub

Feb. 28th thru Mar. 3rd, 2013: Sears Sound, recording Ute Lemper’s new CD of Neruda Poems.

Apr. 6th, 2013: Vana guest pianist for the “Philly” Legends of Jazz concert at the Buck County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC), in Yardley, PA, featuring Larry McKenna (sax), Bootsie Barnes (sax), Tim Warfield (sax), Byron Landham (dr), directed by Matthew Parrish (bs).

Apr. 11th, 2013: “The Bukowski Project” at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, with Ute Lemper (vocal), Steve Milhouse (bass), Todd Turkisher (drums).

Apr. 16th, 2013: The music of Astor Paizzolla, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Tito Castro (bandoneon), in Moscow, Russia.
Apr. 17th, 2013: The music of Astor Paizzolla, with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Tito Castro (bandoneon), in Moscow, Russia.