NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY® Award-Winning Saxophonist KENNY GARRETT has 7 GRAMMY® Nominations for “Best Instrumental Jazz Album” – winning the GRAMMY® Award in 2009 for ‘Five Piece Band Live’. Garrett brings his Acclaimed Quartet to Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday April 27 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets for the KENNY GARRETT QUARTET at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club., as well as the current list of 2023 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster.com and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., March 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features NEA Jazz Master, GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 8x-GRAMMY® Award Nominated Saxophonist and Composer KENNY GARRETT and his Acclaimed Quartet on Thursday April 27 at 7:30 P.M. Kenny Garrett won the 2022 Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll for “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” and his album, Sounds from the Ancestors, was awarded the 2021 Jazz Journalist Association “Album of the Year.”
“One of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker”
— NEW YORK TIMES
“Kenny Garrett is one of the most respected and frequently imitated saxophonists in the jazz world”
— ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“An extraordinary performance”
— DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (2021 Album Review of ‘Sounds from the Ancestors’)
NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY® Award-Winning Saxophonist and Composer KENNY GARRETT’s illustrious career includes hallmark stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as a heralded career as a solo artist that began more than 30 years ago.
Garret has recorded 5 albums with Miles Davis, 3 albums with Chick Corea, 3 albums with Freddie Hubbard, 2 albums with Donald Byrd, 2 albums with Roy Haynes, 6 albums with Marcus Miller, as well as albums with Christian McBride, Terrence Blanchard, Sting, Q-Tip, John Scofield, and countless others. Garret has also released 17 acclaimed albums as a Leader or Co-Leader with 12 of those albums reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Jazz Album Chart.
Garrett is easily recognized as one of modern jazz’s brightest and most influential living masters and he shows no signs of resting on his laurels as he continues to receive critical acclaim for his current work. Kenny Garrett’s latest release, Sounds from the Ancestors (2021), is a multi-faceted album which was named one of the Top 50 albums of 2021 by NPR and was selected as the 2021 Jazz Journalist Association “Album of the Year”. “Ultimately, ‘Sounds from the Ancestors’ amounts to another major work from Garrett; it easily stands with his — and the year’s — finest albums,” stated AllMusic in their album review.
Garrett, 61, who has been a vital force in jazz since his teens, was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as an NEA Jazz Master (Class of 2023). This is often described as the nation’s highest honor for jazz. According to longstanding custom, the new class will be honored in a gala NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, to be held on April 1, 2023. The concert, presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC will be free to attend with a reservation, and webcast live at NPR.org and arts.gov.
Kenny Garrett has garnered worldwide critical recognition for his versatility in Jazz, Blues, and R&B contexts. In 1987, Garrett began working with Miles Davis, becoming a member of Davis’ working group—a collaboration that lasted for five years. Garrett recorded and performed in concert with Davis until his passing in 1991. Additionally, Garrett holds an honorary doctorate in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
KENNY GARRETT Tickets & Current Schedule of Shows
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club‘s 2023 Schedule of Shows now includes 6 NEA Jazz Masters, 34 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 27 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 250+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Tickets for the KENNY GARRETT QUARTET at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Thursday April 27 at 7:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2023 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.
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