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      May 8, 2012 - May 9, 2012


      2033 Sixth Avenue
      Seattle, Washington 98101

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      Kenny Garrett Quartet

      Tune in for a live in studio with John Gilbreath and Kenny Garrett on 91.3 KBCS Weds. May 9th at 10:30am!

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      The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett touring in support of his new release Seeds From the Underground. Band members joining Mr. Garrett are Corcoran Holt (bass), Vernell Brown (piano) and McClenty Hunter (drums). Set times on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.

      Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington), through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic and truly distinctive alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground (April 2012), these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided Garrett with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic, and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities.

      For Garrett, Seeds From The Underground is a special recording. It consists of all original compositions and is an homage to those who have inspired and influenced him, both personally and musically. "All of these songs are dedicated to someone," says Garrett. "And the 'seeds' have been planted, directly or indirectly, by people who have been instrumental in my development."

      With Seeds From The Underground Garrett has crafted a project that offers his appreciation while always making the listener aware of his band's skillful approach to melody, harmony, and rhythm. The focus on the album ranges from personal nods such as the opening track "Boogety Boogety," dedicated to his memory of watching western films with his father (the title refers to the sound of a galloping horse), to his appreciation of some of his musical heroes on "J Mac" (Jackie McLean); "Haynes Here" (Roy Haynes); and "Do Wo Mo" (Duke Ellington, Woody Shaw and Thelonious Monk).

      Over the past few years, Garrett has also been a part of the popular and acclaimed Grammy award winning Five Peace Band, joining guitarist John McLaughlin, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride, and drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade.

      Cost: 24.50

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