Kente Arts Alliance presented Alto Madness
The Kenny Garrett Quintet • December 13, 2014 • We Hope You Enjoyed the Concert
Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, Grammy-award winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation.
Garrett is arguably one of the most imitated alto saxophone players in jazz.
“One of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker” - NY Times
From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation.
"The most important alto saxophonist of his generation” - Washington Post
In his latest Mack Avenue Records release, the Grammy-nominated album entitled: Pushing the World Away, Garrett had to literally “push away” a steady flow of distractions to get to the inner core of the album, shifting priorities in his schedule and diving deep into the essence of the music.
The Grammy nomination was the sixth for Garrett.
Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation.
Kenny Garrett - Pushing the World Away - Song Title: That's It
The Kenny Garrett Quintet • December 13, 2014
Was Sponsored In Part By:
The Heinz Endowments, Advancing the Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation