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NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jazz

A giant of modern mainstream piano, the NEA Jazz Master celebrates his 75th year with his highly anticipated return to the Kennedy Center—this time with a quintet playing music from his new album in a swinging program of contemporary hard bop. 

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A giant of modern mainstream piano, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron (b. 1943) celebrates his 75th year with his highly anticipated return to the Kennedy Center—this time with a quintet playing music from his new album in a swinging program of contemporary hard bop. The epitome of old school jazz merging with the new, Barron’s intensity stretches from white-hot to easy and cool.