Music concert KENNY BARRON in Barcelona

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35€ Box office
Saturday 13 July 2019

Kenny Barron piano


A jazz legend comes to the Plaça Reial club. Born in 1943, Barron set off on his way to becoming a leading figure in the jazz world when he made his debut in drummer Philly Joe Jones’s band in 1959. At the beginning of the sixties, he went to New York, where he made his name alongside musicians like Yusef Lateef, James Moody and, above all Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he began working in 1963. Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker and Stan Getz are just some of the names from the long list of artists who have required Kenny Barron’s services. The pianist from Philadelphia is also revered for his fantastic projects as a band leader or co-leader. For example, the sublime duos he formed with Stan Getz and Charlie Haden or his work with different line-ups that have earned him several Grammy nominations. 

Lauded by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010 as a “Jazz Master” and winner of the Jazzterrassman Award in 2019, Kenny Barron is a jazzman who has created his own school. As a performer, composer and arranger he is outstanding for his unmatched capacity to hypnotise his audience with an elegant interplay of sensitive melodies and magnetic rhythms. The newspaper the Los Angeles Times has been among the many to praise him, considering him “one of the best jazz pianists in the world”. Meanwhile, the magazine Jazz Weekly defined him as “the most lyrical pianist of our time”. At the El Grec festival we will be able to enjoy his art up close in the Jamboree club in the most intimate formats of all: solo piano. A privilege.


Plaça Reial 17
08002 Barcelona
Tel. 93 319 17 89
Fax. 93 315 02 21

Full programming

  • Jamboree Jazz CLub Barcelona
  • Moog Electronic Dancing Club Barcelona
  • Tarantos - Espectacles Flamenco Barcelona
  • Tarantos Club - Sessions de Indie, Pop, Rock Barcelona
  • Jamboree Dance Club Barcelona
  • Fundació Mas i Mas - Concerts de música clàssica a Barcelona
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