FROM Kenny Burrell
Graduate Program in Jazz at UCLA He's been called a great guitarist by other great guitarists, including George Benson and Jimi Hendrix, and played with musicians and singers including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles. He's made more than 100 solo recordings, which may be a record. He's also Professor Kenny Burrell, who started UCLA's Jazz Concentration in 1996, which he still runs. Now, with the Herb Alpert School and Herbie Hancock, he is working with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to establish a new graduate program at UCLA.
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