Winslow Concert Series: Bootsie Barnes and Larry Mckenna “Twin Saxes” Jazz Sextet

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Winslow Concert Series: Bootsie Barnes and Larry Mckenna “Twin Saxes” Jazz Sextet

The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents Bootsie Barnes and Larry Mckenna “Twin Saxes” Jazz Sextet as part of the Winslow Concert Series in New Brooklyn Park on June 19th. Concert is FREE and starts at 8 PM

One of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna is known for his gorgeous, velvety tenor saxophone sound, the unparalleled beauty of his balladry, and his fluid, bebop- inspired improvisations. His national reputation as both a masterful jazz improviser in the be- bop and modern jazz styles of the 1950s and 1960s and an influential jazz educator is firmly established after six decades in his profession. Larry’s status as a jazz great has also been affirmed by his myriad fans and the jazz stars with whom he has played and recorded including Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra.

Premier jazz saxophonist Robert “Bootsie” Barnes has been proclaimed a Philadelphia treasure. “Bootsie” began his musical career at age 6 on piano switching to drums at 10. His grandmother gave him a saxophone at age 19 and he knew he had found his niche. In school, classmates included drummers, Lex Humphries, Bill Cosby, Al “Tootie” Heath; bassist “Spanky” DeBrest, trumpeter Lee Morgan, and a host of Philadelphia giants who went on to help shape the maturing sound of jazz music. Those who had the biggest influence on him were his father, who played trumpet with Bill Doggett’s 16 piece big band, and his cousin Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist and star clarinetist of Duke Ellington’s band for 26 years.

New Brooklyn Park is between New Freedom and New Brooklyn Roads, north of the Atlantic City Expressway. east of RT. 536, Winslow Township.

 

 

  • New Brooklyn Park
    Sicklerville, NJ, 08081, United States
  • Tuesday, Jun 19th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents Bootsie Barnes and Larry Mckenna “Twin Saxes” Jazz Sextet as part of the Winslow Concert Series in New Brooklyn Park on June 19th. Concert is FREE and starts at 8 PM One of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna is known for his gorgeous, velvety tenor saxophone sound, the unparalleled beauty of his balladry, and his fluid, bebop- inspired improvisations. His national reputation as both a masterful jazz improviser in the…

    Sicklerville, NJ, 08081, United States public