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Kenny Barron

Born: June 9, 1943    Primary Instrument: Piano

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron's unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired “The Los Angeles Times” to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and “Jazz Weekly” to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”

Philadelphia is the birthplace of many great musicians, including one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano: Kenny Barron. Kenny was born in 1943 and while a teenager, started playing professionally with Mel Melvin's orchestra. This local band also featured Barron's brother Bill, the late tenor saxophonist. At age 19, Kenny moved to New York City and was hired by James Moody after the tenor saxophonist heard him play at the Five Spot....
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Selected Discography:

Kenny Barron, The Perfect Set: Live At Bradley's II (Sunnyside, 2005)
Kenny Barron, Images (Universal, 2005)
Kenny Barron, A Table for Two (Menus & Music, 2004)
Kenny Barron, Confirmation (Candid, 2003)
Kenny Barron, Live At Bradley's (Sunnyside, 2002)
Kenny Barron, Canta Brasil (2002)
Kenny Barron & Regina Carter, Freefall (Umvd Labels, 2001)
Kenny Barron, Spirit Song (Verve, 2000)
Kenny Barron, Things Unseen (Polygram, 1997)
Kenny Barron, Soft Spoken Here (32 Jazz, 1997)
Kenny Barron, First Half Highlights (32 Jazz, 1997)
Kenny Barron, New York Attitude (Uptown Jazz, 1996)
Kenny Barron & Mino Cinelu, Swamp Sally (Polygram, 1996)
Kenny Barron with Roy Haynes & Charlie Haden, Wanton Spirit (Polygram, 1995)
Kenny Barron, Sunset To Dawn (Muse, 1994)
Kenny Barron, Other Places (Verve, 1994)
Kenny Barron, Sambao (Polygram, 1993)
Kenny Barron, Confirmation (Candid, 1992)
Kenny Barron, Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 10 (Concord Jazz, 1991)
Kenny Barron, The Moment (Reservoir, 1991)
Kenny Barron, The Only One (Reservoir, 1990)
Kenny Barron, Scratch (Enja, 1986)
Kenny Barron & Buster Williams, Two as One (Red, 1986) External Discography:

Kenny Barron recordings
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