Kenny Garrett



More than any other artist in traditional jazz today, Kenny Garrett and his band are known to entice audiences to want to get up and groove. The Grammy award winning saxophonist is considered to be the 'most important alto saxophonist of his generation' (Washington City Paper) and 'one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker' (The New York Times).

Kenny Garrett's great new album "Sounds from the Ancestors" recalls the sounds of West African music and its role in Jazz, Gospel, Motown, Hip-Hop and more. "Sounds from the Ancestors" was released on August 27, 2021 via Mack Avenue Records and immediately topped the iTunes Jazz chart! It is a multi-faceted album. The music, however, doesn’t lodge inside the tight confines of the jazz idiom, which is not surprising considering the alto saxophonist and composer acknowledges the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye as significant touchstones. Similar to how Miles Davis’ seminal LP, On the Corner, subverted its main guiding lights – James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone – then crafted its own unique, polyrhythmic, groove-laden, improv-heavy universe, Sounds from the Ancestors occupies its own space with intellectual clarity, sonic ingenuity and emotional heft. “The concept initially was about trying to get some of the musical sounds that I remembered as a kid growing up – sounds that lift your spirit from people like John Coltrane, ‘A Love Supreme’; Aretha Franklin, ‘Amazing Grace’; Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On’; and the spiritual side of the church,” Garrett explains. “When I started to think about them, I realized it was the spirit from my ancestors.” Indeed, Sounds from the Ancestors reflects the rich jazz, R&B, and gospel history of his hometown of Detroit. More important though, it also reverberates with a modern cosmopolitan vibrancy – notably the inclusion of music coming out of France, Cuba, Nigeria and Guadeloupe. 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.

Available / On Tour:
April, May, July, October, November 2022


Al Di Meola Acoustic Trio

Al Di Meola Acoustic Trio

Combining passion, intelligence and outstanding technique in music, Al Di Meola is one of the most prominent virtuosos and most influential guitarists in the contemporary instrumental jazz field. Each concert is a true highlight! In conjunction with The Kurland Agency

Available / On Tour:
July - August 2022


Ola Onabulé

Ola Onabulé

Socially conscious singer/songwriter Ola Onabulé has built an enviable career as an international touring performer epitomizing a move towards hearty, sustaining music, made by artisans with a commitment to quality, integrity and real flavor.

Available / On Tour:
Generally available in 2022


Michel Camilo & Tomatito

Michel Camilo & Tomatito

A pianist of tremendous technique and agility, Camilo's mixture of his native Caribbean rhythms with traditional jazz harmony enthrals audiences all over the world. In cooperation with Sandra Camilo, Artist Management, Redondo Music (USA).

Available / On Tour:
March, June, July, November 2022


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