A student at Berklee College of Music, Kurt drops off in his third year in order to tour with Gary Burton, who is the college dean at the time.
Since he first appeared on the New York music scene in 1991, the multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer has gained international recognition for his deft artistry and unabated individualism.
In the winter of 2016, Kurt formed the independent music label Heartcore Records with the focused intention of signing and promoting a new generation of musicians whose exacting standards match his own. Every single one of his 11 albums is inspiration to legions of musicians young and old across the globe. His aesthetic vision and multi-genre facility has led to collaborations with some of the most prominent contemporary stars, like Eric Clapton, Gary Burton, Joe Henderson, Brad Mehldau and many others. In 2016 he formed the independent music label Heartcore Records with the focused intention of signing and producing a new generation of musicians.
In The Jazz Book Rosenwinkel is called “a visionary composer, with an infinitely sensitive way of layering electronic sounds, borrowed from ambient music, dub, and drum and bass, and manipulating them intelligently.”