Robin Kenyatta

Robin Kenyatta (March 6, 1942 – October 28, 2004) was an American jazz alto saxophonist.[1]

Music career

Born Robert Prince Haynes, Kenyatta was born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina and grew up in New York City. In the 1960s, he played with Bill Dixon and his group, The October Revolution in Jazz. Later that decade he played with Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Roswell Rudd, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, and Buddy Miles.

In the 1970s he played with Alan Silva and Andrew Hill. For a brief time, he experimented with instrumental pop music. He moved to Europe, finding it easier to make a living there as a jazz musician.

He played with Dizzy Gillespie, B. B. King, Dr. John, and George Benson, played the Montreux Jazz Festival, and went with his own groups on a European tour. He also led a jazz school in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2002, Kenyatta was back in the United States as a music director in Boston. He died in Lausanne in 2004.


As leader

As sideman

With Ted Curson

With Bill Dixon

With Andrew Hill

With Jazz Composer's Orchestra

With Sam Rivers

With Roswell Rudd

With Archie Shepp

With Sonny Stitt


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