On his most recent album Do Your Dance all kinds of dance music are incorporated, from funk and hip-hop to grooves and beats from Africa and Brazil. In live performances, Kenny Garrett’s regular quintet is known to make people dance as well. Part of the group is seasoned percussionist Rudy Bird, who has also performed with Miles Davis.
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett experienced a major breakthrough right after he played the BIMHUIS the first time, in 1986 with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. With his powerful playing on alto and soprano he made waves in Miles Davis’ band and he achieved great success as a solo artist. His rare performances at the BIMHUIS are referred to as ‘legendary’ (de Volkskrant); ‘Kenny Garrett turns the BIMHUIS on its head’, said Jazzenzo about his previous gig here.
Kenny Garrett: alto/sopranosaxophone
Corcoran Holt: doublebass
Vernell Brown: piano
Samuel Laviso: drums
Rudy Bird: percussion