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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: October 9, 1960

Kenny Garrett is a jazz saxophonist. He was born in Detroit, MI in 1960. His father was a tenor saxophonist. Kenny's career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington. Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra (playing the music of Thad Jones) and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet (focusing on Charles Mingus's music). In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett. From there, his career has included 11 albums as a leader and numerous Grammy nominations. During his career, Kenny has played with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller...
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Music

Featured recording “Seeds From The Underground”

Seeds From The Underground

Mack Avenue Records
2012
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    Pushing The World Away

    Blue Note
    2013
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    Seeds From The Underground

    Mack Avenue Records
    2012
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    Sketches of MD: Live At The Iridium

    Mack Avenue Records
    2008
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    Sketches Of MD : Live At The Iridium Featuring Pharoah Sanders

    Blue Note
    2008
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    Beyond the Wall

    Nonesuch Records
    2007
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    Beyond The Wall

    Nonesuch Records
    2006
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    New Monastery: A View Into The Music of Andrew Hill

    Cryptogramophone
    2006
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