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us: Garrett, Kenny, 1960-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1960-10-09
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Band
        • Organization: (naf) Sophisticated Ladies (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Five Peace Band
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        (naf) Duke Ellington Band
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        (naf) Sophisticated Ladies (Musical group)
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        (naf) Five Peace Band
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Miles Davis's Group
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        Miles Davis's Group
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    • found: Davis, M. Amandla [SR] p1989: insert (Kenny Garrett, alto saxophone)
    • found: Nicholson, S. Jazz, the modern resurgence: p. 200 (Kenny Garrett, b. 1961; jazz saxophonist)
    • found: Grovemusic WWW site, Aug. 5, 2003 (Garrett, Kenny; b. Oct. 9, 1960, Detroit; American alto saxophonist and leader)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 28, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Garrett, Kenny; jazz musician, saxophonist; born 09 October 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, United States; worked with the Ellington Big Band until 1981; played in the pit band for Sophisticated Ladies, a musical featuring Ellington songs, worked with tenor-saxophonist George Coleman, the big bands of Mel Lewis and Frank Foster, the all-star group Out of the Blue; was part of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1985-1986); became a member of Miles Davis's group; became one of the leaders of post-bop jazz of the twenty-first century; member of the Five Peace Band during (2008-2009); formed his own quartet, which continued to be his main focus in the 2010s)
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