Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett touring in support of his new release Seeds From the Underground. Band members joining Mr. Garrett are Corcoran Holt (bass), Vernell Brown (piano) and McClenty Hunter (drums). Set times on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.
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. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington), through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, 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. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground (April 2012), these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided Garrett with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic, and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities.