Jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell is one of the last remaining true legends of the genre, having played with everyone from John Coltrane, Roy Haynes, Bill Evans, Stanley Turrentine, and last but by no means least, his long collaboration with organist Jimmy Smith.
Kenny's melodic, swinging, and bluesy styling has influenced so many players, including George Benson and Peter Bernstein. His album "Midnight Blue" is still regarded as one of the best Jazz guitar albums of all time.
Join long-time collaborators Chris Johnstone and Carl Dewhurst as they pay tribute to the man who is such an integral part of their own styles. They will be joined by a stellar rhythm section consisting of Chris Pound on bass and Nick McBride on drums. It will be a night of groovy and swinging jazz not to be missed.
Queensland born Chris Johnstone has called Canberra home for the past 25 years, establishing himself as one of its most in demand guitar teachers and talented performers. A graduate of the Australian National University and prize winner in the prestigious Ike Isaacs Jazz guitar competition, Chris has performed with many preeminent musicians in the Australian jazz scene including John Morrison, Jackie Cooper, Emma Gilmartin, Tom Lee, Ben Hanlon, Carl Dewhurst, James Sherlock, Brendan Clark, Con Campbell, Anton Delecca, John Mackey, Nick McBride and Danny Fisher, establishing himself as a stylistically flexible and diverse performer.
Carl Dewhurst is a highly versatile and sought-after musician in the jazz and improvised music scene. He has led various ensembles and performed with a wide range of artists across genres. Carl's collaborations include jazz artists such as Mike Nock, Bernie McGann, Will Vinson, Sandy Evans, Jonathan Zwartz, Chris Abrahams, Julien Wilson, Barney McCall, Michelle Nicolle, Dale Barlow, James Muller, Sean Wayland, Benny Maupuin, Steve Hunter, and Vince Jones. He has also composed music for theater and cinema. Carl is an accomplished songwriter, and his compositions have been recorded by several artists. In addition to his performing career, Carl is a respected educator and has taught at various institutions. He has received numerous awards, including winning the Ike Isaacs International Jazz Guitar competition in 1998 and being the runner-up at the national jazz awards in 200. Currently, Carl is a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.