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Jazz Power Initiative to Honor Kenny Barron on May 29

The New York-based nonprofit has a couple more events planned for its 15th anniversary

Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron (photo: Joel A. Siegel)

The New York-based nonprofit Jazz Power Initiative is gearing up for its 15th anniversary celebration this summer, but first the education, performance, and training organization will recognize NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron on May 29 with a concert.

Barron, who is this year’s Jazz Journalists Association Award winner for Pianist of the Year, will be honored with performances by saxophonist/vocalist Camille Thurman, a Jazz Power Initiative teaching artist; bassist/vocalist Endea Owens; and the JPI ZAH! Youth Ensemble. The concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, located at 450 W 37th St., New York, NY. Tax-deductible tickets cost $150. To purchase tickets, click here.

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