KENNY GARRETT QUINTET + NICHOLAS PAYTON – AFRO CARIBBEAN MIXTAPE
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2017
KENNY GARRETT QUINTET in a stunning double bill with NICHOLAS PAYTON – AFRO CARIBBEAN MIXTAPE
KENNY GARRETT QUINTET
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, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him 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.
NICHOLAS PAYTON – AFRO CARIBBEAN MIXTAPE
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, pianist, and composer Nicholas Payton is considered one of the top jazz musicians of our time. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school in New Orleans, his unbridled talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as assuring his place in jazz history.