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Blue Note Turns 80: Hear Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, More Remastered

In commemoration of the legendary label’s 80th anniversary, Blue Note Records has been re-releasing landmark recordings throughout 2019 every few months from artists such as Kenny Burrell, Dexter Gordon and Andrew Hill among others in its Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series.  The latest round featuring Burrell, Gordon and Hill were all originally produced by Blue … Read More “Blue Note Turns 80: Hear Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, More Remastered”

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JazzTimes Exclusive: A New Statement from Kenny Burrell

UPDATE 7/11/19: A report in The Washington Post on July 10 has added many more layers of complication to the Kenny Burrell GoFundMe story, which we will continue to follow as it develops. The following statement was sent via email to JazzTimes editor Mac Randall by guitarist Kenny Burrell on July 1. It adds many layers … Read MoreJazzTimes Exclusive: A New Statement from Kenny Burrell”

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Terence Blanchard Named First Kenny Burrell Chair at UCLA

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, and music educator Terence Blanchard has been named the first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. The chair was established to honor Burrell, a legendary jazz guitarist and composer. Burrell founded the jazz studies program at UCLA and served as director from 1996 to … Read More “Terence Blanchard Named First Kenny Burrell Chair at UCLA”

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Kenny Burrell Responds to GoFundMe Campaign

UPDATE 7/11/19: A second statement sent to JazzTimes by Kenny Burrell and a subsequent report in The Washington Post have added many more layers of complication to this story, which we will continue to follow. Today (May 15), as the total amount raised for the “Support Kenny Burrell” GoFundMe page inched past the $150,000 mark—well beyond its initial goal … Read More “Kenny Burrell Responds to GoFundMe Campaign”

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