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Kenny Barron Trio



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Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has the ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him one of the top jazz pianists in the world and Jazz Weekly calls him the most lyrical piano player of our time.

Kenny was born in Philadelphia in 1943 and started playing professionally while a teenager with Mel Melvins orchestra. The band also featured Barrons brother Bill, the late tenor saxophonist. While still in high school, Kenny worked with drummer Philly Joe Jones and at age 19, he moved to New York City and freelanced with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody, after the tenor saxophonist heard him play at the Five Spot. Upon Moodys recommendation, Dizzy Gillespie hired Barron in 1962 without even hearing him play a note.

It was in Dizzys band where Kenny developed an appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. After five years with Dizzy, Barron played with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson and Buddy Rich. The early 70s found Kenny working with Yusef Lateef who Kenny credits as a key influence in his art for improvisation. Encouraged by Lateef to pursue a college education, Barron balanced touring with studies and earned his B.A. in Music from Empire State College in New York. By 1973 Kenny joined the faculty at Rutgers University as professor of music. He held this tenure until 2000, mentoring many of todays young talents including David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard and Regina Bell.

For more information please visit our website: https://paloaltojcc.org/Events/kenny-barron-trio

Thursday, September 14
8:00 PM
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
$80 Premium | $60 General Public | $55 Members J-Pass Holders
Contact: Ilanit Gal | (650) 223-8649 | igal@paloaltojcc.org

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