Week long engagement at the Village Vanguard, NYC
Kenny Barron – piano
Kiyoshi Kitigawa – bass
Johnathan Blake – drums
From his work with Dizzy Gillespie in the early 60s through to the present day, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched 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.” Since the release of his recording debut as a leader in 1974 (Sunset To Dawn on Muse Records), he has issued more than 40 albums. For 27 years until his retirement in 2000, Barron was a revered professor of music at Rutgers University.