Featuring Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Johnathan Blake
An undisputed master of jazz piano, Kenny Barron is unrivalled in his ability to mesmerise audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and dynamic, Latin-infused rhythms.
Having played with the great Dizzy Gillespie whilst still in his teens, Barron has gone on to illuminate the jazz world for the past five decades, working with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard and Roy Hanes.
Named by Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world”, Barron has received nine Grammy nominations, six Best Pianist Awards from the Jazz Journalists Association, and consistently won jazz critics and readers polls in Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines. In 2005 he was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame.
With deep respect for the jazz tradition and irrepressible warmth and creativity, this unforgettable performance will feature works from Barron’s most recent Grammy-nominated release, the masterful Book of Intuition.
Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Kenny Barron piano
Kiyoshi Kitagawa bass
Johnathan Blake drums
Support: Lisa Young Quartet (AUS)
Lisa Young voice
Stephen Magnusson guitar
Ben Robertson bass
Darryn Farrugia drums
This production is part of the following series:
The best International and Australian jazz performing in some of the city’s most iconic spaces.
Saturday 3 June 2017 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 20 min (incl. interval)
A reserve $89 ($81 Concession)
B reserve $81 ($71 Concession)
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