Wikipedia : This day (October 9, 1960), in Detroit, Michigan , is born Kenny Garrett, an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Kenny Garrett : Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer.
@allmusic : In 1982, he relocated to New York City, the jazz capital of the world. Garrett made his recording debut with Introducing Kenny Garrett on the Criss Cross label in 1984 and then jumped to Atlantic Records, a major label which, at that time, was interested in rebuilding its once glorious jazz legacy.
@last.fm : In 1984 he earned a shot at his first album as a band leader, “Introducing Kenny Garrett”. From there, his career has exploded into 11 albums (as a leader) and numerous grammy nominations.