Ken Navarro

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Ken Navarro
Ken Navarro in concert
Background information
Born(1953-06-09)June 9, 1953
Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
GenresContemporary jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, label owner
LabelsPositive Music, Shanachie

Ken Navarro (born June 9, 1953) is an American contemporary jazz guitarist.


Navarro worked as a studio musician in Los Angeles, performing with Dave Koz, Nell Carter, and Doc Severinsen. In 1990, he released his debut album, The River Flows, on his own record label. His second album was nominated for a Grammy Award.[1] His albums have included appearances by Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Chad Wackerman, Brandon Fields, and Eric Marienthal. Navarro has produced albums for saxophonist Eric Darius, Tony Craddock Jr.and pianist Jay Rowe.

On the smooth jazz chart at Billboard magazine, his song "You Are Everything" reached No. 6,[2] "Juliet" reached No. 7,[3] and "Ruby Lane" reached No. 10.[4]


Year Title Label
1990 The River Flows Positive Music
1991 After Dark Positive Music
1992 Labor of Love Positive Music
1993 I Can't Complain Positive Music
1994 Pride & Joy Positive Music
1995 Brighter Days Positive Music
1996 When Night Calls Positive Music
1996 Christmas Cheer Positive Music
1997 Smooth Sensation Positive Music
1998 Ablaze in Orlando Positive Music
1999 In My Wildest Dreams Positive Music
2000 Island Life Positive Music
2001 Old Friends - the Best of Ken Navarro Positive Music
2002 Slow Dance Shanachie
2003 All the Way Shanachie
2005 Love Coloured Soul Positive Music
2007 The Meeting Place Positive Music
2008 The Grace of Summer Light Positive Music
2010 Dreaming of Trains Positive Music
2012 The Test of Time Positive Music
2014 Ruby Lane Positive Music
2015 Hope, Joy, Strength (EP) Positive Music
2015 Unbreakable Heart Positive Music
2016 Bonfire Positive Music
2018 Music For Guitar And Orchestra Positive Music


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Ken Navarro". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Ken Navarro You Are Everything Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Ken Navarro Juliet Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ken Navarro Ruby Lane Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

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