Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 9: Kenny Burrell at the Raven Theater

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

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What does the University of California in Los Angeles have in common with Dizzy Gillespie? Kenny Burrell, consummate jazz guitarist and director of jazz studies at UCLA. Referred to by those types who hang out at record stores as “true jazz royalty,” Burrell’s been picking guitar as sideman to other big jazz names since the ’50s, and led recording session dates for more albums than you can read out loud in a minute. A Blue Note veteran and one of the last living links to John Coltrane, Burrell plays both solo and with his trio as part of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 9, at the Raven Theater. 115 North St., Healdsburg. 8pm. $45. 707.838.3006.

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