Piano trio heaven

Kenny Barron with Rufus Reid and Johnathan Blake

Thursday, July 28

8:00 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

SJW MEMBER: $46 / $56 |  Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $15

NON-MEMBER: $52 / $62 |  Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $18

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Kenny Barron, piano
Rufus Reid, bass
Johnathan Blake, drums

Sponsored by Bonnie Rattner and Michale Griffin.

About Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Johnathan Blake

“[Barron is] one of the top jazz pianists in the world.” —Los Angeles Times

“[Reid’s] luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand.” —The New Yorker

“[Blake] is the ultimate modernist.” —NPR

This is the jazz trio at its finest. Jazz legend Kenny Barron is one of the great composers and bandleaders, whose credits include long stints with Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, Buddy Rich, Yusef Lateef, and many more. With Charlie Rouse, Ben Riley, and Buster Williams, he co-founded the band Sphere, devoted to the music of Thelonious Monk. Johnathan Blake is a trail-blazing musician, bandleader, and composer in his own right, but is also a regular member of Kenny’s trio — and his favorite drummer. Bassist Rufus Reid, an SJW family member for many years, is himself one of the greats of jazz, as a performer, educator, and composer. In fact, both Rufus and Kenny first played and taught at SJW in the 1980s with Stan Getz.

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