concert series in Rome

3 nights: March 27th, 28th, 29th


Nublu Sunday Night Series

Vana Gierig & Spell will resume its series at Nublu on March 9th & 22nd.


Vana at the European Jazz Festivals…

at the European Jazz Festivals July/Aug, promoting our new CD “Making Memories”, and more…..


Vana Gierig – piano
Paquito D’Rivera – clarinet, sax
Matthew Parrish – bass
Marcello Pellitteri – drums




Fano by the Sea Jazz Festival , Italy

New CD Release

Vana released his new CD “Making Memories” in the summer, 2013 (ENJA Records), featuring all new music written by Vana, an eclectic mix of Jazz with Spanish, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, even Gypsy elements, sometimes all mixed up in one single composition. Some are like suites…others some more cinematic, such as his tribute to the city of Rome, as well as a piece commissioned by the Wharton Center of Performing Arts at Michigan State University, which he had never recorded. Vana recorded everything live in the studio, both with the larger group, as well as with his core trio. Marcello Pellitteri plays drums on all but one track, which features Gene Jackson. Sean Conly and Matthew Parrish both play bass on the CD, and Vinicius Barros plays percussion. Paquito D’Rivera, who has been performing with Vana as a special guest on many international occasions, is a featured guest on the CD – his clarinet playing simply sublime. And on 3 arrangements, Vana added violin (Jane Hunt) and cello (Wolfram Koessel) to the clarinet…. a natural choice, since he had been writing for that instrumentation for a while.

In Moscow

In Moscow with Ute Lemper (vocal), and Tito Castro (bandoneón), performing an Astor Piazzolla program at the Operette Theater for 2 nights (4/15 & 16).


At SF Jazz Center

At SF Jazz Center performing the Bukowski Project. Vana is a co-composer/arranger for this project.


with the Philly Legends of Jazz

come on out Yardley, PA tonight and hear the Philly Legends of Jazz…

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Nublu Jazz Festival

Vana Gierig Quartet opening for Dave Liebman tonight at the 4th annual Nublu Jazz Festival in New York City (62 Avenue C), featuring Ole Matthisson (sax), Matthew Parrish (bs), Marcello Pellitteri (dr)….come on down :)

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In Japan

Stuck in traffic on a highway on Kyushu Island during the Japan Tour. We were late for the next concert and nothing was moving, so we had to get out of the car, cross the highway and wait for another car…
     Vana with Jiro Yoshida & “Ponta” Murakami in Japan.


     the amazing Shinkansen coming into the station

In Real del Monte

with the quartet in Real del Monte…

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