Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his collaborations with Jimmy Smith, including the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing. He has cited jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt as influences, along with blues musicians T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters.[ Allmusic Biography]Cohassey, John. "Kenny Burrell: Guitarist, Educator." Contemporary Musicians. Profiles of the People in Music. Ed. Julia M. Rubiner. Vol. 11. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1994. 29-31. PrintNash, Sunny. "Kenny Burrell Biography." PRLog, 13 May 2009. Web. 06 Mar. 2015. Burrell also serves as a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.O'Connell, Sean J. "To Preserve 'America's Gift To The World,' A Jazz Elder Becomes A UCLA Professor." A Blog Supreme. NPR, 24 Jan. 2014. Web. 06 Mar. 2015.