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Kenny Garrett Quintet
Healdsburg SHED
Healdsburg, CA
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Kenny Garrett Quintet
Grammy Award-winning American post-bop jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett makes a rare small venue appearance with his quintet during the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, en route to the acclaimed Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles. This is Garrett's first return to Healdsburg since his triumphant appearance in 2004, accompanying Roy Haynes at the Festival finale. In the intervening years, he's only gotten better, and his legend has grown.

Garrett fronts a stellar quintet featuring rising stars Vernell Brown, Jr. on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, McClenty Hunter on drums, and Rudy Bird on percussion. They will be playing the music from their latest recording "Do Your Dance," a travelogue of rhythms from the melodic lilt of "Calypso Chant" and the soothing, Brazil-inspired "Bossa" to the summer barbecue spirit of Backyard Groove and Philly.

For the acclaimed saxophonist, the urge to dance is a natural outcome of the infectiously joyous music he makes. Offering up virtuoso playing for those who appreciate world-class improvisation, while stirring up rhythmic action that practically forces you to move and groove, Garrett and his band are out to stimulate a listeners mind and body. Garrett's quintet usually plays large festivals, making this concert a very rare opportunity to hear this high-energy band in a very hip, intimate space

A veteran of the bands of the legendary trumpeters Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw, Garrett established his undisputed reputation as one of his generations most scintillating saxophonists by the time he left his twenties. Leading his own ensembles for the past three decades, he has also performed and recorded with such jazz icons as Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Bobby Hutcherson. And he has collaborated with contemporary music giants Sting, Meshell Ndegeocello and Q-Tip, of A Tribe Called Quest.

"Records and concerts are about me taking people on the ride I want to take them on," Garrett exclaims. "It can be pretty ballads, some intensity, and then we can party! When they leave, I hope they feel like we took them on a journey." So get ready to both experience some world-class music making and to feel mighty good when Garrett is in charge - there's no trade-off. Don't miss this special chance to see a critics and audience favorite in a rare up close and personal setting that SHED is known for.

NOTE: Due to health concerns, the performance of the John Abercrombie Organ Trio has been cancelled. Current ticket-holders will be able to request refunds if they wish, or will be contacted for options. If you have questions email


Healdsburg SHED (View)
25 North street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
United States


Music > Festivals
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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