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KENNY BURRELL 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH THE JAZZ HERITAGE ALL-STARS
Jul 28-Jul 31, 2011
Featuring Steve Turre, Steve Wilson, Tivon Pennicott, Bobby Rodriguez, Billy Childs & More
Kenny Burrell is ont of tne of the true living legends of jazz, come celebrate his 80th birthday with us and his all star band at Yoshi's!!
Kenny will be joined by the Intergrand Orchestra Of Los Angeles for the Sunday 9:00pm show
8pm $26 & 10pm $20
8pm $30 & 10pm $24
8pm & 10pm $30
7pm & 9pm $30
"The greatest guitarist in jazz history." Time
Kenny Burrell is among a handful of guitarists who have forever changed the role of the instrument in jazz. For over fifty years, his distinct style, tone, and phrasing have graced recordings and performances by almost every major performer in jazz history. Combine a consummate sense of swing, lush tones with harmonic creativity and you have the one-and-only jazz guitar artistry of this legendary figure in jazz. From his early years as a sideman with the likes of John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, James Moody and more, Burrell has always been swinging. Kenny played on his first major recording session in Detroit in 1951, with a Dizzy Gillespie combo that included John Coltrane, Milt Jackson, and Percy Heath and this living legend continues to be a towering giant of jazz. He is a master improviser, prolific composer and distinguished educator.