CRR to host Grammy winner artist
Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall will host tonight Kenny Garrett, a Grammy Award-winning American post-bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained fame in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and of Miles Davis’ band.
Garrett has since pursued a successful solo career and has been described as the most important alto saxophonist of his generation by Washington City Paper and one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker by The New York Times. On Sept. 17, 2013, Garrett released his second studio album for Mack Avenue Records, Pushing the World Away. The album received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category in December of the same year. Garrett also won the 2013 DownBeat Readers Poll for the second consecutive year, which brought his total number of wins in the Alto Saxophone category to eight.