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February 28, 2020


Kenny Garrett - alto saxophone, soprano
Corcoran Holt - double bass
Vernell Brown - piano
Samuel Laviso - drums / drums
Rudy Bird - drums


Kenny Garrett  is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger, winner of the GRAMMY Award (five times nominated). He is a highly decorated musician, just to mention the honorary doctorate he received from Berklee College. His solo career was preceded by cooperation with a whole galaxy of jazz groups, from the Duke Ellington Orchestra, through Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Donald Byrd, to Miles Davis, with whom he recorded four albums. It was the five-year collaboration with Davis that brought him real fame and the title of the best alcist in the world. Big Miles, bowing to his artistry, gave him carte blanche at concerts, they let him do anything, and by himself removing his trumpet into the shadow of Garrett's saxophone. He has also participated in productions of contemporary music stars such as Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, MeShell Ndegeocello, Q-Tip and Cameo.
As a soloist and leader, he has released 19 albums. On Zadymka, he will present material from the album "Do Your Dance!" A real giant. A total musician who never gives himself a discount wherever he performs, be it a small jazz club in the provinces or Carnegie Hall. He takes the audience into his possession after just a few minutes of the concert. When he enters the stage, we get the impression that a shaman has taken possession of our soul and will hold it in his power as long as he wants to. He doesn't just play. He makes a ritual of conjuring the world around him. Check it out! It's so good it's dangerous! In the finale of each Garrett's concert, there is an exit from the circle of the sacred to the world of the profane - something akin to a slow disenchantment. We get back together, but always different. As in many other countries and cities of the world, during the concert in Bielsko-Biała, it will certainly invite the audience to leap up from their seats and release their emotions by performing their own dance, as was the case in Klub Klimat at 15 Zadymka Jazzowa in 2013. Such madness is never forgotten.

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