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Kim Pensyl

Born: July 20    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Kim Pensyl

Kim Pensyl is a prolific jazz recording artist, composer and arranger who has twice been named one of Billboard’s Top-20 Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Year. A pianist and trumpeter, he has had four Top-10 albums on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart. He has recorded with jazz legends such as Toots Thielemans, and modern greats like Joey Calderazzo and Bob Mintzer. He has performed at such esteemed jazz venues as The Blue Note and Blues Alley and toured with the Woody Herman Orchestra and Acoustic Alchemy. He has more than 100 published works recorded and over 150 compositions and arrangements in his catalog...
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Awards:

Career Highlights: “Pensyl Sketches #1” (1989) #3 on Billboard, Contemporary Jazz Chart #2 on Radio & Records NAC Chart #6 on Gavin AA Chart ASCAP Best New Jazz Writer #10 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year “Pensyl Sketches #2” (1990) #5 on Billboard, Contemporary Jazz Chart #3 on Radio & Records NAC Chart #9 on Radio & Records Contemporary Jazz Chart #3 on Gavin AA Chart #16 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year “Pensyl Sketches #3” (1991) #9 on Billboard, Contemporary Jazz Chart Top 10 at Radio & Records and Gavin N. A. R. M. Jazz Album of the Year “Three Day Weekend” (1992) #3 on Billboard, Contemporary Jazz Chart Top 10 at Radio & Records and Gavin “Eyes of Wonder” (1993) #16 on Billboard, Contemporary Jazz Chart “Jazz Voices” (1996) WOSU-TV’s award winning concert video
2008 “When Katie Smiles”, Penton Music Productions 2004 “Solo Sketches”, Kim Pensyl Music 2001 “At the Moment”, Fable Records 1999 “Places I’ve Been”, Fahrenheit Records 1998 “Quiet Café”, Fahrenheit Records 1996 “Under the Influence”, Shanachie Entertainment 1994 “When You Were Mine”, Shanachie Entertainment 1994 “Pensyl Sketches Collection”, GRP Records 1993 “Eyes of Wonder”, GRP Records, 1992 “Three Day Weekend”, GRP Records 1990 “Pensyl Sketches #3”, Optimism Records 1989 “Pensyl Sketches #2”, “A Kim Pensyl Christmas”, Optimism Records 1988 “Pensyl Sketches #1”, Optimism Records

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Primary Instrument:
Trumpet

Location:
Cincinnati, OH

Credentials/Background:
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies College-Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Jazz Improvisation Clinic Jazz Styles and Analysis Clinic

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