Robin Kenyatta

Robin Kenyatta, born March 6, 1942 and died October 28, 2004, was an American jazz alto-saxophonist. Born Robert Prince Haynes in Moncks Corner in South Carolina, United States of America, Kenyatta was raised in New York. In the 1960s, he played there with Bill Dixon and his “October Revolution in Jazz” project. He played later that decade with Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Roswell Rudd and Sonny Stitt. He played with Andrew Hill and Alan Silva in the 1970s. For a short time, he also experimented with instrumental pop music. He made his living as a jazz musician in Europe, and moved to Europe during this decade. He played later with Dizzy Gillespie and B. B. King, George Benson and Dr. John King played at the Montreux Jazz Festival and toured Europe with their own bands. He also ran a jazz school for children in Lausanne. Kenyatta returned to the United States in 2002 and was active in Boston as a director for music. From Wikipedia: He died in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2004.

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