Kenny Barron & Friends Celebrate Monk
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Kenny Barron
Thelonious Monk’s Birthday

Kenny Barron & Friends Celebrate Monk

w/ Benny Green & Miles Okazaki

Oct 10
Herbst Theatre
ThuOct 10
8:00 PM

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“The pinnacle of the jazz-piano tradition,” (JazzTimes), pianist and composer Kenny Barron performs in and curates this celebration of jazz legend Thelonious Monk’s 102nd birthday with a stellar cast of guest musicians.

An 11-time GRAMMY nominee and 2010 NEA Jazz Master recipient, Barron is a singular artist who is uniquely qualified to honor Monk, having made the eccentric genius’ music a constant part of his repertoire and performing for over a decade with the Monk alumni band Sphere. He helped define and extend the jazz tradition since his work with Dizzy Gillespie in the early ‘60s, and crucial stints with Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef, Stan Getz, James Moody and Ron Carter built his peerless reputation as a sideman. He has recorded nearly 50 albums as a bandleader over his five-decade career, including seven sessions with Sphere, the celebrated quartet featuring former Monk band veterans Charlie Rouse and Ben Riley. 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 in duet with bassist Dave Holland and violinist Regina Carter. Having taught piano and harmony at Rutgers University for over 25 years, he is currently on the faculty of the Julliard School of Music and was awarded Honorary Doctorates from Berklee College of Music and SUNY Empire State.

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An 11-time GRAMMY nominee and 2010 NEA Jazz Master recipient, Barron is a singular artist who is uniquely qualified to honor Monk.

The most lyrical piano player of our time.

Jazz Weekly

The most lyrical piano player of our time.

Jazz Weekly

Personnel

Kenny Barron piano
Benny Green piano
Miles Okazaki
guitar

One of the top jazz pianists in the world.

Los Angeles Times

Personnel

Kenny Barron piano
Benny Green piano
Miles Okazaki
guitar

One of the top jazz pianists in the world.

Los Angeles Times

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