Kenny Barron: Brazilian Explorations | SFJAZZ 2023-24 Season
Kenny Barron
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Kenny Barron: Brazilian Explorations

w/ Anne Drummond, Nikara Warren, John Patitucci, Rafael Barata & Valtinho Anastacio

JAN 31-FEB 4 | RESIDENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KENNY BARRON

Feb 03, 2024
Miner Auditorium

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Kenny Barron’s third night brings the Bay Area premiere of a new sextet project embracing the music of Brazil and beyond. No stranger to Brazilian rhythms, Barron recorded his first album of samba-influenced compositions three decades ago with 1993’s Verve date Sambao.

He is joined for this special night by flutist Anne Drummond and percussionist Valtinho Anastacio from his 2002 Sunnyside release Canta Brasil, along with drummer Rafael Barata, whose scintillating playing propelled the pianist’s 2013 Rio-recorded session Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights. Rounding out the band is Barron’s granddaughter, the masterful vibraphonist Nikara Warren, and virtuoso bassist John Patitucci.

Called “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” by The Los Angeles Times, Kenny Barron is a 2010 NEA Jazz Master and eleven-time GRAMMY nominee who helped define and extend the jazz tradition since his work with Dizzy Gillespie in the early ‘60s catapulted him into the spotlight. Extensive associations with Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef, Stan Getz, James Moody and Ron Carter built his peerless reputation as a sideman, and he has recorded over 50 albums as a bandleader over his five-decade career. A seven-time recipient of Best Pianst by the Jazz Journalists Association, Barron leads an ironclad trio with bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake, and regularly performs as a soloist and settings from duo to big band.

About Kenny Barron

Barron presents the Bay Area premiere of a new sextet project embracing the music of Brazil and beyond, featuring a cast of Brazilian and American musicians.

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The pinnacle of the jazz-piano tradition

JazzTimes on Kenny Barron

The pinnacle of the jazz-piano tradition

JazzTimes on Kenny Barron

Personnel

Kenny Barron piano
Anne Drummond flute
Nikara Warren vibraphone
John Patitucci bass
Rafael Barata drums
Valtinho Anastacio percussion

One of the top jazz pianists in the world

The Los Angeles Times on Kenny Barron

Personnel

Kenny Barron piano
Anne Drummond flute
Nikara Warren vibraphone
John Patitucci bass
Rafael Barata drums
Valtinho Anastacio percussion

One of the top jazz pianists in the world

The Los Angeles Times on Kenny Barron

Watch & Listen

Kenny Barron

Bachiao

Kenny Barron

Rapaz de Bem

Kenny Barron

Bachiao

Kenny Barron

Rapaz de Bem

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