Brunch with Brilliants Series – Sunday, Oct 30 – “The Importance of the Now” featuring Uli Geissendoerfer

Enjoy brunch with this special monthly series of interesting and topical subjects hosted by Congregation P’nai Tikvah. All are welcome! Pre-paid $10 plus the cost of your meal.

Join us for this fascinating presentation with Uli Geissendoerfer in this talk about improvisation in life and music and the necessary steps and measures to prepare mind and body to “Be Wherever You Are.” This German-American pianist, composer and educator, is a remarkable musician exploring rhythms and melodies, with a special emphasis on World, Jazz, and improvisation. He will also share insights into his upcoming book: “The Natural Hand.”

WHEN: Sunday, October 30 at 11:30am

LOCATION: Anise Tapas and Grill, 3100 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117 Map Here

COST: $10.00 donation plus the cost of your meal. (Each guest will order form the restaurant’s menu and pay for their check.)

RSVP: RSVP Here or call 702.436.4900 or email for more information.

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Brunch with Brilliants Series – “The Importance of the Now” – featuring Uli Geissendoerfer – Sunday, October 30 at 11:30am

 The Importance of the Nowwith Uli Geissendoerfer  on Sunday, October 30 at 11:30am takes place at Anise Tapas and Grill, 3100 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117.  This popular “Brunch with Brilliants” series is hosted by Congregation P’nai Tikvah.

The public is welcome to participate in this insightful program with Uli Gissendoerfer. Admission is a $10 pre-paid donation plus brunch costs (guests order from the menu and pay for their own meal separately). RSVP and pre-payment required.To attend call (702) 436-4900, email or go  to

About Uli Geissendoerfer – Bio

German-American pianist, composer and educator, Uli Geissendoerfer, originally from Munich, is a versatile and remarkable musician exploring rhythms and melodies across many styles of music, with a special emphasis on World, Jazz and improvisation. He worked with William Cepeda (Grammy nomination), Groove Collective, Giovanni Hidalgo, Blood Sweat & Tears, Leslie Uggams, Tito Puente, Cirque du Soleil, Kofo the Wonderman, Ute Lemper, David Cassidy, several Symphonies, the Connecticut Opera and many more.

In 2009 he moved to Las Vegas where he was the conductor, pianist and bandleader with the Cirque du Soleil production “Viva Elvis”. He resurrected the Latin Jazz Ensemble at UNLV which since won downbeat awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 (1st place) and 2016. Aside from initiating a lecture series at the University, serving as curator for the Steinway Concert Series, he also founded the “Jazz Club at the Dispensary Lounge” (winning Best of Las Vegas) which is now in its 5th year and has been graced by luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Brandon Fields, Sam Most, Rick Margitza, Dick Griffin, Danny Gottlieb, Scott Henderson and many more.

His current projects include his “Trio” which just started recording a new album,  “Colors” a World Jazz Quintet, the “Beregovsky Project”, a duo with fabulous award winning violin virtuoso Alicia Svigals and “Bangalore Breakdown” (first release “Diary”), an Indian World Jazz project featuring Premik Russell Tubbs. Premik and Uli also just recorded a Duo CD ”Passport to HappYness’” released last Fall.

Of Uli’s six albums as leader two have been released in Europe on the Caramella d’Oro label; The Extension and Transformation. The Extension features some of New York’s finest Latin Jazz artists and Transformation 9/11 is a highly emotional, completely improvised piano solo CD dealing with events of September 11 which went high on the classical charts.

As film composer, Uli composed together with Emmy nominated composer Steve Sandberg the critically acclaimed short film, Climbing Miss Sophie, winner of the NYU Film Festival 2002, and invited to Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival among other prestigious festivals worldwide. Together with Nicole Renaud they are featured on three releases of cartoonist Bill Plympton. In 2011 Uli was awarded best sound design at the 48 hourfilm festival and last year one of his and Nicole’s songs, Red, made it onto short list for the Oscars. He won top honors at the 13th IMA Awards and Akademia for his song “3-41”.

He is also a professional voice over actor running his own studio who has worked for many companies including Rosetta Stone, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, HP, GoDaddy, Beck’s, Chrysler and many, many more.


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