Nine-time Grammy Award nominated pianist, Kenny Barron, is arguably the most influential names in jazz today. His iconic career spans over 50 years. One of his first playing jobs was in the late, great Dizzy Gillespie’s band. Barron taught piano at Rutgers University for 25 years, and is currently teaching jazz piano at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.
In this interview with iRock Jazz, the American Jazz Hall of Famer gives his opinions on jazz music today.