Celebrate 2023 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Garrett!

By Paulette Beete
photo of Kenny Garrett holding his saxophone with quote It warms my heart to know that I’m standing on the shoulders of so many soldiers of the field doing my part to keep this American art form alive and moving forward.

For more than 30 years, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader Kenny Garrett has garnered critical recognition for his versatility in jazz, blues, and R&B contexts. He began his career performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Mel Lewis Orchestra. In 1987, Garrett began working with Miles Davis, becoming a member of Davis’ working group—a collaboration that lasted for five years. MORE.

Join us Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm ET as we celebrate the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters: Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, Louis Hayes, and Sue Mingus. Watch the Tribute Concert webcast live from the Kennedy Center on www.arts.gov.