Kenny Garrett, the internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, bandleader, arranger, and composer, has been appointed director of the Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J.
Garrett, who will join the University faculty on September 1, becomes the fifth world-renowned musician to lead the program. Founded in 1973, the program has been directed by legendary trumpeter and composer/arranger Thad Jones, renowned bassist Rufus Reid, and internationally acclaimed pianist James Williams. Most recently, the program was directed by preeminent pianist Mulgrew Miller, who died in May 2013.
Source: William Patterson University