Kenny Burrell

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Kenny Burrell
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Background information
Birth nameKenneth Earl Burrell
Born (1931-07-31) July 31, 1931 (age 89)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
GenresJazz, blues, soul jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1951–present
LabelsBlue Note, Prestige, Verve, Fantasy, Fortune, Concord Jazz, Highnote
Associated actsJimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine

Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist. He is known for his work on the Blue Note label. His works with Jimmy Smith produced the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing.[1][2][3][4]

Jimi Hendrix has said Burrell as an inspiration.[5]

Burrell is a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (20 November 1965). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. pp. 143–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. Collar, Matt. "Kenny Burrell". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. Cohassey, John. "Kenny Burrell: Guitarist, Educator." Contemporary Musicians. Profiles of the People in Music. Ed. Julia M. Rubiner. Vol. 11. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1994. 29-31. Print
  4. Nash, Sunny. "Kenny Burrell Biography." PRLog, May 13, 2009.
  5. Moffet, Doug [DougMoffettJazz] (2019-09-18). "On this day when we mourn the loss of #JimiHendrix, it is worth noting that Jimi Hendrix once remarked, "Kenny Burrell, that's the sound I'm looking for."" (Tweet).
  6. O'Connell, Sean J. (January 24, 2014). "A Jazz Elder Becomes A UCLA Professor". NPR. Retrieved July 30, 2019.