June 21, 2023, 7:30 pm – June 25, 2023, 10:30 pm
Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
End this series on a high note when Kenny Barron and Benny Green join forces for a very rare piano duo set for this 5-night club run together! Kenny will also be celebrating his 80th birthday so these performances will be extra special.
Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, twelve-time GRAMMY™ nominee Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms. A true legend of the music, Barron brings his sophisticated and energy-filled style to the forefront.
Benny Green is an American hard-bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He has been compared to Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson in style and counts them as influences. The New York City native grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied classical piano from the age of seven. He was also interested in jazz from an early point, as his father was a jazz tenor saxophone player. Green worked in a quintet led by Eddie Henderson while still in his teens. Green joined Betty Carter’s band in April, 1983, and since 1991 he has led his own trio. He has recorded for Blue Note, Telarc, and Criss Cross. Green frequently teaches in workshops across the United States, such as Jazz Camp West in California, and Centrum/Jazz Port Townsend in Washington