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Kenny Garrett

Kenny Garrett is an NEA Jazz Master Kenny Garrett is a jazz saxophonist. He was born in Detroit, MI in 1960. His father was a tenor saxophonist. Kenny's career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington. Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra (playing the music of Thad Jones) and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet (focusing on Charles Mingus's music). In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett. From there, his career has included 11 albums as a leader and numerous Grammy nominations. During his career, Kenny has played with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller. Garrett's music sometimes exhibits Asian influence, an aspect which is especially prevalent in his 2006 recording, Beyond the Wall.

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saxophone
Chip Shelton
saxophone, sopranino
Keith Pray
saxophone
Anna Brooks
saxophone
Albert Rivera
saxophone, tenor
Sharel Cassity
saxophone
Ricky Hopkins
saxophone
Stéphane Mercier
saxophone, alto
Richard Howell
saxophone
Dmitry Tsepilov
saxophone, alto
Damani Phillips
saxophone
F. ter Beek
saxophone
Yuichiro Tokuda
saxophone, alto
Jonathan Suazo
saxophone
Andrew DeNicola
saxophone, tenor
Gabriel Bey
trumpet
Aldo Salvent
saxophone, tenor
Benjamin Deschamps
saxophone, alto
Benjamin Boone
saxophone
Dom Franks
saxophone, tenor
Seba Molnar
saxophone, tenor
Adam Claussen
saxophone
Muhammad Dawjee
saxophone
Adam Nolan
saxophone
Anton Chekurov
saxophone, alto
Sophia Smith
saxophone
Sunhyun Yoo
saxophone, alto
Matthew Alec
saxophone, tenor
David Bode
saxophone
Ikechi Onyenaka
saxophone, alto
Jerry Tabor
guitar
Funk Elastic
band/orchestra

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Sounds From The...

Mack Avenue Records
2021

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Seeds From The...

Mack Avenue Records
2012

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Sketches of MD - Live...

Mack Avenue Records
2009

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Wayne's Thang

From: Sketches of MD: Live At The...
By Kenny Garrett

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