Kenny Burrell is an American jazz guitarist with a warm, melodic style that draws heavily from both bop and blues. Although well-known and respected as both a soloist and band leader, he's also highly regarded as a sideman, having played as one on approximately 200 albums, alongside such musicians as Billie Holiday, Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, Jimmy Smith, Lalo Schifrin, Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Stanley Turrentine, Thad Jones, Yusef Lateef and others.
Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 31st, 1931 into a musical family -- both of his brothers were guitarist. He began playing guitar, self-taught, at twelve. His early influences were... Read More