Born: May 30, 1968 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Mike Kennedy is a Philadelphia based guitarist, composer, producer and music educator. Over the last 20 years, Mike's performance schedule has covered much of the East Coast, Texas and Ohio. His experiences include performances with commercially known international pop artists, such as Lou Rawls, Michael Feinstein, Bernadette Peters, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops and Elton John. Mike has also performed with renowned Philadelphia Jazz musicians, such as Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes and John Swana. In addition to composing, performing and producing his own albums, Mike is a sought after composer and freelance producer who has worked on numerous albums and projects in various musical genres, ranging from Bluegrass to Pop. In addition to his regular performance schedule, Mike is currently the Chairperson of the Jazz Guitar Department at The University of The Arts, College of Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa.
Tracks: I'll Take Two; Walk In The Park; Idle Afternoon; Gilded Garden; Territory; News To Me; Pale Flying Feet; Days End.
Personnel: Mike Kennedy: guitar; Mike Frank: piano; Paul Gehman: bass; Dan Monaghan: drums;
Quartet No. 1
Tracks: Who Told You That; Teahouse; No Small Favor; Barrage; Something For You; Any Other Day; For Now; Six To One; Some Blues; Say It.
Personnel: Mike Kennedy—Guitar; Chris Farr—Tenor And Soprano Saxophones; Lucas Brown—Hammond Organ; Dan Monaghan—Drums.
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
University of The Arts guitar department coordinator.