Kiane Zawadi

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Bernard Atwell McKinney, later Kiane Zawadi (born November 26, 1932) is an American jazz trombonist and euphonium player, one of the few jazz soloists on the latter instrument.

Biography[edit]

McKinney was born into a family of ten children, several of whom also became musicians. He is the uncle of R&B producer and jazz pianist Carlos "Los Da Mystro" McKinney. He first worked with Barry Harris and Sonny Stitt in 1951, and played with Alvin Jackson's band early in the decade. Toward the middle of the 1950s he was with Art Blakey, and he moved with Yusef Lateef to New York City in 1959. In the 1960s he played with Illinois Jacquet, James Moody, and Curtis Fuller. Later that decade he adopted the name Kiane Zawadi. In the 1970s he performed with Archie Shepp, Carlos Garnett, Harold Vick, Frank Foster, Charles Tolliver, Abdullah Ibrahim, and McCoy Tyner. In 1978, he played in the pit orchestra for Dancin', a Broadway show. He appeared at a Charlie Parker tribute at Town Hall in New York City in 1985.

Other musicians Zawadi worked with include Mongo Santamaría, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, and Aretha Franklin.

Discography[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Pepper Adams

With Donald Byrd

  • Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) - also released as First Flight (Delmark)

With Grant Green

  • Easy (Versatile, 1978)

With Slide Hampton

With Freddie Hubbard

With Yusef Lateef

With Les McCann

With James Moody

With Sun Ra

With Archie Shepp

With Charles Tolliver

With Harold Vick

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