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Rudi Wilfer

p, *1936 AT, Vienna
Musician / Composer / Producer of Jazz
A.k.a. Gery Thurner

Austrian Pianist, Composer, Producer Rudi Wilfer was born in September 14, 1936 in Salzburg, Austria. His first engagement was with the Uzzi Foerster Band. His career began with the Fatty George Band (Wilfer followed Joe Zawinul on piano) during the swinging sixties in Vienna. The Rudi Wilfer Trio made its debut at the end of the sixties (with constant productions for the public Austrian Broadcasting Company) He was later a member of the Leo Wright - Carmell Jones Quintet in Berlin and coveted accompanist for such great stars as Slide Hampton, Art Farmer, Oliver Nelson and Ella Fitzgerald. Always searching for a new experience, Rudi Wilfer worked with the Charly Antolini Band "Jazz Power", with Max Greger Jr., Friedrich Gulda, Carl Drewo, Bud Freeman, Eddie "Lockjaw Davies, Lee Harper, Karl Ratzer Aladar Pege, Rudi Staeger and many others. Rudi Wilfer is a professor for piano and compositon at the conservatory in Vienna, Austria.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Accordion
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Falling Grace on Somewhere by Rudi Wilfer
Porgy and Bess, Act II: I Loves You, Porgy (version for piano) on Somewhere by Rudi Wilfer
Take The "A" Train - Instrumental on Leitfaden durch die Wiener Musikszene by Various Artists
Requiem für Joe Zawinul: No. 1. Tod des Jazzers on Somewhere by Rudi Wilfer
Sack O’ Woe on For Me by Various Artists
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Erbarme dich on Allein by Rudi Wilfer
My Friend Stan Getz on Somewhere by Rudi Wilfer
Night and Day: Gay Divorce: Night and Day on Somewhere by Rudi Wilfer
Li'l Darlin' on Over the Rainbow by Rudi Wilfer
West Side Story, Act II: Somewhere on Somewhere by Rudi Wilfer

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Over The RainbowRudi Wilfer2018Album
AlleinRudi Wilfer2008Album
Kunst Im Grauen Haus 1998Rudi Wilfer - Harri Stojka1998Album
St. Michaeler MesseRudi Wilfer1998Album
What Now My Love - Solo PianoRudi Wilfer1996Album
Great Jazz DuosRudi Wilfer, Aladár Pege, Fritz Pauer1994Album
Blues FugeAladár Pege, Rudi WilferAlbum
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