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February 1, 2007

Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron in Vancouver Tomorrow

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Jazz master Kenny Barron plays solo concert tomorrow night in Vancouver

One of the most recognized jazz masters of our time, pianist Kenny Barron is scheduled to perform in Vancouver tomorrow night at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.

Barron appears on over 100 recordings, is a six-time Grammy nominee, and is considered one of the most lyrical piano players in jazz.

Born in Philadelphia, Kenny moved to New York City at the age of 19. In 1962, after a stint with drummer Roy Haynes, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s band where he developed an appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. After leaving Diz, Barron spent the next nine years playing with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Buddy Rich, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, and Stan Getz. Kenny’s simpatico collaborations with Getz produced some of the finest work ever recorded by the tenor saxophonist. In 1989, Barron founded the collective he dubbed Sphere with Buster Williams, Charlie Rouse, and Ben Riley. Sphere not only played the music of Thelonious Monk but also employed Barron-penned tunes in the vein of the master.

Kenny Barron currently leads numerous ensembles, but it is arguably best to hear this piano master unadorned in a solo context, where his brilliant artistry and creative spirit are certain to mesmerize.

February 02, 2007
Kenny Barron (solo piano)
Norman Rothstein Theatre / Vancouver

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