A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. Hailed as “One of the top jazz pianists in the world” by the LA Times and “The most lyrical piano player of our time” by Jazz Weekly, the chance to experience this jazz legend live is one not to miss. Barron is joined by his stellar trio partners Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. The performance starts off with trumpet wiz Sean Jones and the Sean Jones Quartet. No stranger to Wharton Center audiences, Jones was lead trumpet with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for many years and toured extensively with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. As a bandleader, he records with Detroit’s own Mack Avenue Records. Experience the best in jazz with this very special performance!
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