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Kenny Garret visits Athens for two concerts in Gazarte

29 March 2013

The great alto saxophonist, Kenny Garret, will perform for two rare lives at Gazarte on March 29 & 30. A high-class musician whose name is synonymous to free spirit since he personifies the continuous development and exchange of stimuli. A faithful servant and lover of jazz, always open to young musicians and artists affiliated with him, passing with distinctive comfort from be bop, to funk and pop, passionately confirming the free spirit and his high standards of art.

During a career that counts more than 30 years, Kenny Garrett has established himself as the best saxophonist of his generation. Ever since his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, up until the next years and his collaborations with musicians like Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers or Miles Davis, Garrett has offered a dynamic, rich, always melodic and truly unique sound in every music encounter.

Need to Know:

Kenny Garrett is a Grammy Award-winning American post bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained recognition and fame during his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1978) and of Miles Davis's band (just 18 years old!). Since then, he followed a remarkable solo career while, within 3 decades of continuous presence, he has performed and recorded with many jazz artists such as Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Pharoah Sanders, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and many more. In 2008-2009 he performed a world tour as a member of a group of leading jazz musicians of the Five Peace Band along with Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Brian Blade/Vinnie Colaiuta. Another great global success added to his credit was the CD "Five Peace Band –Live" which won him a Grammy Award on January 31, 2010.

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