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Kenny Burrell

Composer, conductor and guitarist, educated at Wayne University earning a Bachelor of Music degree. He was a guitarist in the Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman orchestras, and also formed his own group. He appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. Joining ASCAP in 1959, he composed the instrumentals "Sugar Hill" and "Kenny's Blues". See full bio »

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Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love Soundtrack
Rounders Soundtrack
True Crime
True Crime Soundtrack
The Quiet Earth
The Quiet Earth Soundtrack


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 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chikurin (2013) ... (writer: "Chamber Mates")
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "Midnight Blue") / (writer: "Midnight Blue")
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2006) ... (writer: "Chitlin Con Carne")
 1999 True Crime (performer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1998 Rounders (writer: "Chitlins Con Carne")
 1985 The Quiet Earth (performer: "Prelude No. 2")
 1981 Downtown 81 (performer: "Chitlins Con Carne") / (writer: "Chitlins Con Carne")
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 2012 Kenny Burrell: Master (TV Movie documentary)
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 1980 Opens Wednesday (Short) (musician)
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 2012 Kenny Burrell: Master (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 It's Black Entertainment (TV Special documentary)
 1996 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary)
 1993 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Himself - Guitarist / Himself
- Episode #2.45 (1993) ... Himself - Guitarist
- Episode #2.43 (1993) ... Himself
 1975 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
- 1421 (1975) ... Himself
 1965 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #4.188 (1965) ... Himself - Guest

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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1990.



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