Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret

Kenny Burrell 80th Birthday Celebration

When: July 28-30, 8 & 10 p.m. and Sun., July 31, 7 & 9 p.m. 2011

The legends of jazz may be aging, but they're still producing some phenomenal music. Take Kenny Burrell, the Detroit-born guitarist who will celebrate his eightieth birthday this week at Yoshi's, with an all-star band. And, in this case, the term "all-star" is completely warranted. Trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Billy Childs, saxophonists Tivon Pennicott and Steve Wilson, and trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez will round out the proceedings, along with the Intergrand Orchestra, whose members will join Burrell for the late show on Sunday. Of course, the guitarist will be front and center at this elaborate celebration, regaling audiences with his nimble solos and dense, bedrock grooves. His résumé in jazz goes on for days, and includes collaborations with everyone from Wynton Kelly to Jimmy Smith and John Coltrane. He's one of the last masters you can still hear live, so don't pass up the opportunity. At Oakland Yoshi's (510 Embarcadero, Oakland) Thursday through Sunday, July 28-31. $20-$30. Yoshis.com.

Rachel Swan

Price: $20-$30

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