Kenny Werner (born November 19, 1951) is an American jazz pianist. Kenny Werner was born on November 19, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. At the age of 11, he recorded a single with a fifteen-piece orchestra and appeared on television playing stride piano. He attended the Manhattan School of Music as a concert piano major. In 1970, he transferred to the Berklee School of Music. Kenny's first band consisted of drummer Gary Berkowitz and bassist Alex Peglise. They called themselves: The Kenny Werner Trio.