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Kenny Burrell

American jazz guitarist

Kenny Burrell

American jazz guitarist
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birthday
31st
July, 1931
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label, as well as numerous other top jazz labels such as Prestige, Argo, Verve, Cadet, CTI, Muse, and Concord. His collaborations with Jimmy Smith were notable, and produced the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit Verve album Organ Grinder Swing. He has cited jazz guitarists Charlie Christian, Oscar Moore, and Django Reinhardt as influences, along with blues guitarists T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters.
Burrell is a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

instruments played
Guitar
Associated Acts

Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine

Birth Name

Kenneth Earl Burrell

Genres

Jazz, blues, soul jazz

Labels

Blue Note, Prestige, Verve, Fantasy, Fortune, Concord Jazz, Highnote

Years Active

1951 present

Name

Kenny Burrell

Nationality

United States of America

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