Vana Gierig embarks on a worldwide tour in 2013 promoting his newest album, Making Memories. Vana is one of New Yorks premier jazz pianists and composers. His award-winning, virtuosic performance style and musical direction has been recognized worldwide and has been integral to many international tours and recordings, including collaborations with Ute Lemper, Regina Carter, Eddie Gomez, Lena Horne, among many others. This album represents the culmination of his recent writing for his trio, as well as for special guest Paquito DRivera. Paquito is the winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. For the past 3 years, Vana and Paquito have created a special musical program consisting of Vanas award winning compositions, as well as newly inspired works. Paquito has been a special guest on numerous international concerts with Vana, and this is the first recording which documents their special rapport, solidifying the musical memories made between both artists. While his trio is always the core of his sound, Vana also expands the colors to include some writing for violin, cello, and naturally, Paquitos clarinet.