Scott Kinsey

We speak LUNIWAZ The Music of Joe Zawinul

The definitive re-imagining of maestro Joe Zawinul's timeless work, as well as new originals that evoke his rich musical legacy. Features Hadrien Feraud, Gergo Borlai, Katisse Buckingham and other modern masters of electric jazz, many with direct connections to Joe. Available on Whirlwind Recordings, October 25.

"Scott Kinsey's realization of these tunes manages to not only pay tribute to the works of Zawinul and Shorter, but also to mine the music for discoverable gold. His band plays the daylights out of these tunes. This album deserves your attention."
-- Peter Erskine, drummer of Weather Report

Scott Kinsey is best known as a long-time member of famed electric jazz group Tribal Tech (Scott Henderson, Gary Willis), which toured for over 20 years and has many thousands of fans worldwide. More recently Scott has been featured in ARC Trio (Jimmy Haslip), Human Element (Matthew Garrison), the Zawinul Legacy Bandand other projects.

Scott Kinsey was voted among the “Top 4” keyboardists in the 2017 & 2018 JazzTimes Readers Polls, along with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper!

Scott’s next album, We Speak Luniwaz, is a tribute to Kinsey's mentor, jazz icon Joe Zawinul (Weather Report, Zawinul Syndicate).

  • Scott Kinsey
  • keys
  • Hadrien Feraud
  • bass
  • Gergö Borlai
  • drums
  • Bobby Thomas JR
  • percussion, Mer Sal vocal


Tour in Make

Scott Kinsey

We Speak Luniwaz

Tour: March, 2022 - November, 2022

Scott Kinsey speaks Luniwaz, the musical language of unforgotten Joe Zawinul. This tour brings Scott's recent album, "We speak Luniwaz", live on stage. 



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