june, 2017

25jun7:30 pmNorth Shore Jazz: Kenny Barron: A Night of Solo Piano

Event Details

Each summer Capilano University presents North Shore Jazz as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival in venues throughout the North Shore. The yearly line-up features an eclectic mix of stellar artists at venues including The BlueShore at Cap, Presentation House Theatre and the Kay Meek Centre plus free concerts at the Civic Plaza, Lynn Valley Village and the West Vancouver Memorial Library.

Called “the most lyrical piano player of our time” by Jazz Weekly, Kenny Barron cut his teeth in the 1960s with Dizzy Gillespie’s band, and went on to work with Yusef Lateef, Stan Getz, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, and other  masters of jazz. The nine-time GRAMMY nominee and American Jazz Hall of Fame member is not just an astute interpreter of works by Monk, Ellington, Charlie Parker, and more: Barron’s excellent original compositions showcase his wide-ranging ideas as much as his elegant, virtuosic playing. With “impeccable technique and lyrical taste, [Barron] is an influential master of post-bop jazz” (All Music).

Time

(Sunday) 7:30 pm

Location

Kay Meek Centre

1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC