Thursday, 11 APRIL8 pm – TEATRO DEL FUOCO, vico Cutino 6, Foggia MEET THE AUTHOR / ROCK LESSON with Ernesto Assante and Gino Castaldo
Klaus Voormann is a German graphic designer, illustrator, musician and producer. He was born in Berlin on April 29, 1938. AWARDS Grammy winner for his album cover art- work The Beatles Revolver (1966) and for his participati- on in George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh (1971). Grammy nomination for the packaging of the Voormann & Friends – A Sideman’s Journey limited super deluxe edition (2011). Art Directors Award for a British Vogue session with Twig- gy (1969). MUSIC Member of the Manfred Mann group and of Yoko Ono‘s & John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band. Session musician in the USA and the UK with John Len- non, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Harry Nils- son, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ran- dy Newman and others. Producer of many German artists and groups, such as Trio. Release of his own album and film project Voormann and Friends – A Sideman’s Journey with more than 30 artists and friends like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yusuf (Cat Ste- vens), Dr. John, The Manfreds, Van Dyke Parks, Joe Walsh, Jim Keltner, Albert Lee and many others (2009/2010). Plastic Ono Band reunion with Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Jim Keltner, Sean Lennon for We are Plastic Ono Band Concert in Brooklyn/New York (2010). ART Designed more than 100 covers for re- cords, books, magazines, concert posters for the BeeGees, Turbonegro, Wet Wet Wet, The Beatles Anthology, Woody Allen, Der Spiegel, Rolling Stone Germany. Revolver Art Collage Series, limited edition, Genesis Publica- tions, U.K. (2017). Guitar painting for the 60th Höfner anniversary violin bass (2016) and for several musicians. Exhibitions in several cities, including London, Stockholm, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Madrid, Liverpool, Hamburg, Bologna. BOOKS Hamburg Days, collector & deluxe limited edition, Genesis Publications, UK (1999). Warum spielst du Imagine nicht auf dem weißen Klavier, John? Klaus Voormann biography, Heyne Publishing/Random House (2003). Revolver 50, collector & deluxe limited edition, Genesis Pub- lications, U.K. (2017). Published books by Voormann Office & TGM GmbH: Four Track Stories, drawings and stories (2006). Drawings & More, limited edition, art catalogue (2009). Birth of an Icon – Revolver 50, graphic novel about the ma- king of the Revolver cover artwork (2016). It Started in Hamburg – Graphic Arts & Stories 1958 – 2018, softcover edition & limited deluxe edition (2018). FILM Numerous international documentaries, including All you need is Klaus, a 90 min. film portrait, pro- duced by Kickfilm Munich in collaboration with a leading German broadcasting group and German TV & Cinema Fonds (2009). A Sideman’s Journey, a 70 min. documentary about the studio sessions for the eponymous album in East Sussex, London, Hamburg, Los Angeles and Memphis (2008/2009) produced by Klaus Voormann and TGM GmbH in collabora- tion with cmp Munich and Universal Music Group. Klaus Voormann lives south of Munich in an old farm- house and works mainly as an illustrator for national and international media and companies. He and his wife Chris- tina are ecological activits and longstanding supporters of international biodiversity, environment and health projects.