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Events planned for 11/4/2018

Daylight Savings Ends

3:00 PM - 5:00 Kenny Garrett Jazz Benefit Concert
Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) South Orange, NJ
Contact(s):  Sayydah Garrett ........ (973) 980-7860 ........ email:

Join Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and composer and 17 year Glen Ridge resident Kenny Garrett at his benefit concert for the Pastoralist Child Foundation (PCF), founded by his wife, Sayydah in 2012. PCF is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting pastoralist (semi-nomadic) communities and promoting girls’ education in Maasai Mara and Samburu, Kenya. $58-$78 Concert-Only Tickets $100 VIP Orchestra Tickets include concert, post-concert reception & greet with the band, silent auction (we've got some goodies!) and gift bag. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned 40 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra upon graduating from McKenzie High School in Detroit through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, and as the last saxophonist in legendary trumpeter Miles Davis’s band from 1987-1991, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic and truly distinctive alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects to rockin’ out with Sting and Peter Gabriel, Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does. As a bandleader for the last three decades, he has continually grown as a composer, resulting in eight Grammy Award nominations. Kenny’s quintet will have you dancing to the fan favorites “Happy People” and “Do Your Dance!” You will leave the concert happy and exhilarated!

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