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The critics agree, Kenny Barron is the #1 JAZZ pianist in the world and he will be joining the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble in concert at Johnson Hall at the University of South Carolina on Nov. 23.  Purchase Tickets Here

The 67th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll recently ranked Mr. Barron #1, ahead of jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, etc.  Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.

The SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble is comprised of 18 of the finest jazz musicians, soloists, and bandleaders from across the Carolinas and their mission is to present jazz concerts at the highest artistic level. With this many amazing musicians, the musical possibilities are almost unlimited.

location:

Hootie Johnson Hall

USC Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208

The Johnson Hall is a beautiful 500 seat auditorium operated by the USC School of Music, located in the Darla Moore School of Business in between the Koger Center and the Carolina Coliseum.