NEA Jazz Master and consummate pianist Kenny Barron Earns His 13th GRAMMY® Nomination for The Source (Artwork Records/[PIAS])

The Source has been nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album at the 66th GRAMMY® Awards

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“..one hears a new level of mastery now, where the sensibility of hard bop has fused organically with memorable elegance.” – Jazziz

New York, NY – Renowned jazz pianist Kenny Barron has garnered a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album for his recently released solo album The Source (Artwork Records/ [PIAS]). The 66th GRAMMY® Awards will take place on February 4, 2024.

“Being nominated for a GRAMMY® is, of course, a great honor and maybe the thirteenth time will be my lucky charm. But win or not, I will be forever grateful,” Barron shared in a statement.

Over the course of his illustrious 60-year career, NEA Jazz Master Barron has appeared on hundreds of albums as both a leader and sideman for Ron Carter, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Sheila Jordan, and many more. The Source is a landmark recording for the jazz giant as it is his first solo album in forty years. Recorded at the Théâtre d’Athénée in Paris in July 2022, The Source has been widely praised. “Kenny Barron is so fully present and in his element on ‘The Source,’ you hear head, fingers and heart in true alignment,” commented jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on NPR’s Fresh Air. 

This is the jazz legend’s 13th nomination. His most recent nomination, prior to this one, was two years ago for his solo on “Kick Those Feet”, a track from drummer Gerry Gibb’s album Songs For My Father, which earned a nomination in the now retired Best Improvised Solo category. Barron’s last nomination in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category was in 2016 for Book Of Intuition.

Kenny Barron is proud to be nominated alongside Lakecia Benjamin, Pat Metheny, Billy Childs and Adam Blackstone. 

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