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Kenny Cox

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Kenny Cox (November 8, 1940 – December 19, 2008) was a jazzpianist performing in the post bop,hard bop and bebop mediums. Cox was pianist for singer Etta Jonesduring the 1960s and was also a member of a quintet led by trombonist George Bohannon.


By the end of the late 1960s he had formed his own Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, which recorded two albums for Blue Note Records before the end of the decade. Cox has appeared as a contributor on various albums, and has also performed live with such musicians as Rahsaan Roland Kirk,Eddie HarrisJackie McLeanRoy HaynesBen WebsterWes MontgomeryKenny DorhamPhilly Joe JonesKenny BurrellDonald ByrdRoy BrooksCharles McPherson, and Curtis Fuller. During the 1980s he formed the Detroit-based Guerilla Jam Band, a group which performed with Regina CarterJames CarterTani Tabbal, and Craig Taborn.

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