Kenny Garrett

Frozen Sessions

Many associate saxophonist, bandleader and composer Kenny Garrett (Detroit, 1960) with Miles Davis, with whom Garrett worked for 5 years. But Garrett is an impressive versatile musician under his own name. Shifting with ease between classic rhythm & blues, traditional jazz and fusion, on his 2016 release Do Your Dance! the Grammy Award winner even explores all varieties of dance-oriented rhythms like hip-hop, funk and latin. After studying with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Garrett began performing with Mercer Ellington's band before finishing high school. His first shows were with Belgrave and pianist Geri Allen. He then became part of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and performed with the likes of Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard. In 1984 Garrett released his solo debut and has since put out 19 albums, including 1992’s stunning Black Hope. The New York Times described Garrett as “one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker.”

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