Kenny Garrett

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth October 9, 1960
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan
Age 60 years old
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Kenny Garrett

Kenny Garrett is an American post-bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained recognition in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and of Miles Davis's band. Since then, he has pursued a solo career.

Born: October 9, 1960, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres: Jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion
Occupations: Musician
Instruments: Alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Years active: 1978–present
Labels: Atlantic, Warner Bros, Mack Avenue, Criss Cross Jazz
Associated acts: Five Peace Band, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, Marcus Miller
Website: Kenny Garrett's Official site

About Kenny Garrett

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist who has been a member of the Five Peace Band. He has appeared on more than twenty albums as a leader and a sideman.

Before Fame

He joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978.

Achievement

He received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music.

Family Life

He grew up in Detroit where he attended Mackenzie High School.

Associations

He has collaborated with John McLaughlin.

Information related to Kenny Garrett

  • Post-bop jazz musicians
  • Jazz alto saxophonists
  • Miles Davis
  • Jazz musicians from Michigan
  • American jazz flautists
  • African-American jazz musicians
  • Musicians from New Jersey
  • 21st-century saxophonists
  • American jazz composers
  • Musicians from Detroit
  • American jazz saxophonists
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