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Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron
The DCJF Lifetime Achievement Award
2012

Kenny Barron has been lauded as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” by The Los Angeles Times and “the most lyrical piano player of our time” by Jazz Weekly. His unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms has earned him nine Grammy-Award nominations and countless honors. Barron joined jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie's celebrated quintet in 1962, during which time he developed an acute appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. In 1974, he recorded the first of more than 40 albums, Sunset To Dawn.

Kenny Barron has been lauded as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” by The Los Angeles Times and “the most lyrical piano player of our time” by Jazz Weekly. His unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms has earned him nine Grammy-Award nominations and countless honors. Barron joined jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie's celebrated quintet in 1962, during which time he developed an acute appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. In 1974, he recorded the first of more than 40 albums, Sunset To Dawn. From 1973 to 2000, Barron served as professor of music at Rutgers University, where he mentored many of today's young talents, including David Sánchez, Terence Blanchard, and Regina Bell.