Grammy-Winning Jazz Saxophonist Kenny Garrett to Perform at Grinnell College Friday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Grinnell, Iowa – In a fall schedule filled with European tour dates, the Kenny Garrett Quintet will perform on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel at Grinnell College. The performance is the group's only American concert this fall.
Kenny Garrett is a Grammy Award-winning, post-bop jazz saxophonist and flautist. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, he has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. After playing with The Duke Ellington Orchestra in his youth, he went on to collaborate with some of the greats: Herbie Hancock '60, Art Blakey, Marcus Miller, Woody Shaw 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.
Tickets are required for this free public performance and may be obtained at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts box office at Grinnell College beginning Monday, Sept. 23, noon to 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets are also available beginning at noon Monday, Sept. 23, at the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell.
Herrick Chapel is located at 1128 Park St., with parking available along the street in front of the venue and in nearby parking lots. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the college website, here: http://www.grinnell.edu/app/wermap.html. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or calendar@grinnell.edu.
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