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Vana Gierig received a gift from Sarah Saldana
Jan 9, 2012
Sharon Marie Cline left a comment for Vana Gierig
"Congrats for being featured in October.I'm new to the Jazz Network. I'm listening to your music right now. Beautiful!, haunting melodies, great bopping, energy in others... Love your music.  Many blessings to you!"
Nov 7, 2011
Vana Gierig was featured
Oct 24, 2011
Vana Gierig posted an event

Vana Trio at Blues Alley in Washington DC. at Blues Alley, Washington, DC

August 17, 2010 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Vana Trio at Blues Alley in Washington DC, featuring Matthew Parrish (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums). Sets at 8pm & 10pm.
Aug 15, 2010
Jaijai Jackson left a comment for Vana Gierig
"Hi Vana, How are you? Was happy to see you stopped by to say hello to all of us :-) Have you checked out the new Jazz Network Music Player? Where you can sell your music on your page and make 100% of your proceeds? Check it out its on the front…"
Mar 12, 2010
Vana Gierig posted events
Mar 12, 2010

Profile Information

Where are you located?
Manhattan
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer
Tell us a little about your background...
Vana just returned from Mexico City, where his Vana Trio was joined by 9-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D'Rivera for a concert at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl (UNAM), Mexico City's acoustic gem of a theater.
In Brazil, his group's recent concert at the Savassi Jazz Festival was named best performance of the festival, and he was invited back to Brazil a month later, while on tour to Argentina.

After his critically acclaimed debut CD Small Regrets, Vana’s current album A New Day has been re-released by Challenge Records (May 2008). It had previously charted for weeks in the top of the Jazz Radio Charts. The audio/photo book A Day in New York (Ear Books/Edel Music), featuring 8 of Vana’s compositions and recordings, has become a bestseller in Europe. Promotional copies of his Vana Trio plus Brazilian Percussion - live CD have also shipped, and he is working on a CD with his Trio plus Strings.

3 years ago, Vana was presented by legendary bassist Eddie Gomez as an outstanding next generation pianist in a special 3-day presentation at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan. He consequently sold out 2 shows at the New York Blue Note, opened up for Dionne Warwick

Vana was a featured pianist and composer on the 2006 NPR Jazz Christmas CD, Marianne McPartland & Friends, for which he co-wrote The Moon on Christmas Eve with Kathryn Williams.

In 2004, he won the SESAC Performance Activity Award for his composition Healing In Foreign Lands on a #1 Album, which Downbeat Magazine called "divine" and "a luminous testimony to Vana's sizable talent."

HBO’s Sex and the City solicited Vana in 2003 to compose and record a special piece for the season finale with Sarah Jessica Parker & Mikhail Baryshnikov.

In 2007, his composition and recording of An Awakening Thought, was chosen for Showtime’s TV series The L Word.

Vana was executive producer, artistic musical director, composer and pianist on Regina Carter's #1 album Paganini: After a Dream (Verve/Universal). He was deeply involved in the vision and realization of the historic idea for Regina to become the first non-classical musician allowed to perform on Paganini's priceless violin, and it was to become the only instrumental #1 album on the Billboard charts in years. The recording, as well as the historic concerts at Lincoln Center in New York and in Genoa were extensively covered by CBS' 60 Minutes II (Charlie Rose), NPR's All Things Considered, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Winfry's O Magazine, Downbeat, JazzTimes, and countless other media. Vana had been an integral part of the Regina Carter Quintet fro 9 years, and is featured on most of her recordings.

Vana has also been commissioned twice by the prestigious Wharton Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan State University. He premiered both pieces at The Wharton Center, “Morning Cadence” in April '04 with the Regina Carter Quintet, and “Açaí” in October '02, with his Vana Trio Plus Brazilian Percussion. Vana has performed with the Boston Pops in a televised PBS special, toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and performed with numerous other orchestras throughout the US and Europe.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
friend
What Instrument do you play?
Piano
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.vanamusic.com
Vana going on tour to Europe next week (starting at Birdland in Hamburg on March 20th)

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At 7:00pm on January 09, 2012, Sarah Saldana gave Vana Gierig a gift
At 9:01am on November 7, 2011, Sharon Marie Cline said…
Congrats for being featured in October.I'm new to the Jazz Network. I'm listening to your music right now. Beautiful!, haunting melodies, great bopping, energy in others... Love your music.  Many blessings to you!
At 2:43pm on April 11, 2010, Ingrid Müller-Marx said…
Hi Vana, what a special evening.......Best wishes. Til next time, Ingrid

At 7:40pm on March 12, 2010, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hi Vana,

How are you? Was happy to see you stopped by to say hello to all of us :-)

Have you checked out the new Jazz Network Music Player? Where you can sell your music on your page and make 100% of your proceeds? Check it out its on the front page.

Don't forget about streaming too!

Best to you Vana, always,
Jaijai
At 2:44pm on July 9, 2008, Luiz Santos Music said…
Tudo beleza, vana?
I wish you all the best,
Peace, be blessed!
Mantenha contato! Luiz
At 4:03pm on June 28, 2008, Eileina said…
... reciprocating... see you soon!

Eileina
At 8:20pm on May 14, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hi Vana,
Nice to see you around here today :-)
I added your CD cover and spotlighted you so all will make sure to know (who missed your feature) about your new project. Hoping all is well and will look to hearing great things about your musical journey.

Your friend,
Jaijai
At 2:04pm on May 14, 2008, Kathleen Gorman said…
Hi Vana,
Your playing is very inspiring, and it is a pleasure to hear you, and to see such wonderful creativity.
Wishing you continued success,
Kathleen
At 8:35pm on April 28, 2008, exe*Cute* said…
Hello Vana ....
Thnx to Jaijai's Front Page feature --- I just found You ...
WoW ~ What an amazing Sounds, thank You so much for sharing them with us here at TJN !

You surely are a Real Asset here !!

Would be a Great Honour to be Your Friend ...
Regards;
xdrd
...........
Also would be a real Pleasure to Invite You to Join, and share our Luv of J@zz ~ with the Great Sounds at The J@zz Network Listening Room here --->
http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/group/thejzznetworklisteningroom
Happy Listening;
xdrd
At 10:35pm on April 26, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
It's an honor to have you featured here on the Jazz Network! Thanks for sharing your incredible musicianship with us and we all here wish you great success with your new CD "A New Day"!!

All my best,
Jaijai
 
 
 

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