Ken Navarro

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Not to be confused with Kenn Navarro.
Ken Navarro in concert

Ken Navarro (born June 9, 1953) is an Italian-American Contemporary Jazz guitarist and composer. He first received recognition as a solo artist in 1990 with his song "Try Again" from his debut CD The River Flows. Other well-known songs from his 22 releases include "Eric's Dream", "Delicioso", "Smooth Sensation","You Are Everything", "The Meeting Place", "Daddy-O", "The Stars, The Snow, The Fire","Dreaming of Trains", "Ruby Lane" and "Juliet". His recordings have featured other notable Contemporary Jazz artists including saxophonists Brandon Fields and Eric Marienthal, bassists Tom Kennedy and Gary Grainger, and former Spyro Gyra drummer Joel Rosenblatt. His recording "Dreaming of Trains" was released on March 16, 2010 and was pre-nominated in 2 Grammy award categories. Navarro's 2012 solo guitar album "The Test Of Time" was released March 20. His latest album for 2015 is "Unbreakable Heart" and features Navarro on acoustic and electric guitars as well as piano and keyboards.

Navarro has produced numerous recordings for other Contemporary Jazz musicians including saxophonist Eric Darius and pianist Jay Rowe.

Navarro founded the record label Positive Music Records in 1990 and the label has subsequently released 99 titles.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1990 The River Flows Positive Music Records
1991 After Dark Positive Music Records
1992 Labor of Love Positive Music Records
1993 I Can't Complain Positive Music Records
1994 Pride & Joy Positive Music Records
1995 Brighter Days Positive Music Records
1996 When Night Calls Positive Music Records
1996 Christmas Cheer Positive Music Records
1997 Smooth Sensation Positive Music Records
1998 Ablaze In Orlando Positive Music Records
1999 In My Wildest Dreams Positive Music Records
2000 Island Life Positive Music Records
2002 Slow Dance Shanachie
2003 All The Way Shanachie
2005 Love Coloured Soul Positive Music Records
2007 The Meeting Place Positive Music Records
2008 The Grace of Summer Light Positive Music Records
2010 Dreaming of Trains Positive Music Records
2012 The Test Of Time Positive Music Records
2014 Ruby Lane Positive Music Records
2015 Unbreakable Heart Positive Music Records

EP's[edit]

Year Title Label
2015 Hope, Joy, Strength EP Positive Music Records

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2001 Old Friends - the Best of Ken Navarro Positive Music Records remastered +2 new songs [1]

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