Kenny Garrett and Sounds From The Ancestors – Savoy JAZZFest 6.-9.3.2024

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

Legendary saxophonist Kenny Garrett to Savoy JAZZFest

Legendary saxophonist Kenny Garrett to Savoy JAZZFest

Kenny Garrett, one of the world’s most renowned alto saxophonists, to perform at Savoy JAZZFest on Saturday 9 March. The Grammy Award-winning musician has worked, for example, with Miles Davis and Art Blakey, and released more than 20 solo albums.

Savoy JAZZFest will feature tracks from Garrett’s latest album Sounds from the Ancestors (2021), which pays homage to the rich R&B, jazz and gospel tradition of Garrett’s hometown Detroit. The album is also a tribute to his musical role models, from singer Aretha Franklin to pianist-composer Chucho Valdés. The album, which received rave reviews, was named one of the best jazz albums of 2021.

Garrett’s compositions include elements of post bop, blues and R&B. His playing combines virtuosity, melodicism and strong expressiveness. At Savoy Theatre, he will perform with Corcoran Holt on bass, Rudy Bird on percussions, Keith Brown on piano, Ronald Bruner on drums and Melvis Santa on vocals and keyboards.

Duration is about 1.5 h, no interval.

The stalls form a designated alcohol serving area for adults age 18 and older. The balcony is for people of all ages, no alcohol served.