This event is FULL. Doors will open at 3:00 pm. Registered patrons must be seated by 3:20 pm or seats will be released to patrons on the event standby line. A standby line will form outside the Cole Auditorium and patrons will be seated on a first come, first served basis as space allows.
Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 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.”
Kenny Barron’s own recordings for Verve have earned him nine Grammy nominations beginning in 1992 with “People Time” an outstanding duet with Stan Getz followed by the Brazilian influenced “Sambao’ and most recently for “Freefall” in 2002. Other Grammy nominations went to “Spirit Song”, “Night and the City” (a duet recording with Charlie Haden) and “Wanton Spirit” a trio recording with Roy Haynes and Haden. It is important to note that these three recordings each received double-Grammy nominations (for album and solo performance.) His CD, “Canta Brasil” (Universal France) linked Barron with Trio de Paz in a fest of original Brazilian jazz and was named Critics Choice Top Ten CDs of 2003 by JazzIz Magazine. His 2004 release, Images (Universal France) was inspired by a suite originally commissioned by The Wharton Center at Michigan State University and features multi-Grammy nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris. The long awaited trio sequel featuring Ray Drummond and Ben Riley, The Perfect Set, Live At Bradley’s, Part Two (Universal France/Sunnyside) was released in October 2005.
Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition.
Registration is required for this event starting January 29.
We expect a large crowd for this performance, so please allow plenty of extra time for parking and consider carpooling.
Doors will open at 3:00 PM. Registered patrons must be seated by 3:20 p.m. in order to hold their seat or it will be released to patrons on the event standby line.
If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel.