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Kenny Barron

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Kenny Barron was born June 9, 1943 in Philadelphia and is a jazz pianist. He is the younger brother of tenor saxophonist Bill Barron. His talent first came to wider recognition when he took the piano chair in the 1960's Dizzy Gillespie quartet. Barron's passion for jazz music was evident by the time he was a teenager and joined a band in high school. At the age of nineteen, Barron move to New York City to further his career. His work with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan, and James Moody led to his gig with Dizzy Gillespie. After five years of working with Dizzy Gillespie, Barron went on to work with hundreds of well-known musicians including Yusef Lateef, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Buddy Rich, R... Continue Bio >>

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