Kenny Burrell

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by Kenny Burrell

Biography

Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three brothers were musicians), Burrell studied classical guitar for a mere 18 months (1952-53). In 1955 he received a Bachelor of Music degree from Detroit’s Wayne University. He played guitar with the Candy Johnson Sextet in 1948, with Count Belcher in 1949 and Tommy Barnett in 1950. In 1951, Dizzy Gillespie visited Detroit and they recorded together. In March 1955 he stood in... Read more

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jazz
jazz guitar
guitar
blues
bebop
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