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JAZZ

K E I KO M AT S U I

K E N N Y B A R RO N T R I O & S E A N J O N E S Q UA RT E T

PA S A N T T H E AT R E F R I D AY, O C T O B E R 2 5 , 2 0 1 9, 8 P M

C O B B G R E AT H A L L T H U R S D AY, J A N UA RY 3 0 , 2 0 2 0 , 7 : 3 0 P M

“Keiko Matsui is appreciated not just as an artist

A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master,

but as a humanitarian. She dedicates every song she

Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize

writes to causes that move her…”

audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies

—NPR

and infectious rhythms. Hailed as “One of the top “My melodies are my living testimony,” declares

jazz pianists in the world” by the LA Times and “The

internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and

most lyrical piano player of our time” by Jazz Weekly,

humanitarian Keiko Matsui. A world citizen, Matsui’s

the chance to experience this jazz legend live is one

music speaks to the hearts and souls of fans around

not to miss. Barron is joined by his stellar trio partners

the world, transcending borders and building bridges

Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass and Johnathan Blake on

among people who share a common appreciation

drums. The performance starts off with trumpet wiz

of honest artistry and cultural exchange. A master

Sean Jones and the Sean Jones Quartet. No stranger

storyteller, Keiko Matsui crafts passionate and

to Wharton Center audiences, Jones was lead

emotive songs with lush harmonies and global

trumpet with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

rhythms to create timeless musical anthems.

for many years and toured extensively with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. As a bandleader, he

Sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union.

records with Detroit’s own Mack Avenue Records. Experience the best in jazz with this very special performance! Sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union.

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