JCA Signature Series Kenny Barron, jazz piano, with the Butler University Jazz Ensemble

  • Butler Arts Center
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JCA Signature Series Kenny Barron, jazz piano, with the Butler University Jazz Ensemble

  • Butler Arts Center
  • Music

Apr 5

Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”

Barron consistently wins the jazz critics and readers polls, including Downbeat, Jazz Times, and Jazziz magazines. The famed Spanish ceramist Lladro honored Mr. Barron with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and he was awarded Honorary Doctorates from his alma mater SUNY Empire State in 2013 and from the Berklee College of Music in 2011. In 2009 he received the Living Legacy Award from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame, and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association.

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