Born: August 20, 1961 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Al McKenzie’s musical endeavors are as diverse as his musical interest. From conducting the Buffalo Symphony to teaching jazz music to youth who attend Kids & Jazz, a program sponsored by his non-profit organization In-Accord, in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Al has always been unafraid to meet the challenges of his demanding music menu. As his career blossomed, his credits read like a who’s who of music. The Spinners, Ali Woodson, Jean Carne, The Four Tops, Mary Wilson, Penny Wells, Norman Conners, The Supremes, The Countours, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Holiday, Kim Weston and Anita Baker are samples of the artists Al has worked with. His quest for new challenges rewarded him with the opportunity to become the Music Director for Motown Records crown jewel, The Temptations
Currently, Al is promoting his latest full-length CD, “A Reason To Be,” filled with the smooth mature sound we’ve come to love from Al McKenzie. Al’s piano screams with unbridled passion on originals like “Sparkle” and “Angel”, as well as a Latin-flavored rendition of “Mister Magic”.
To know Al is to love him. To see him perform is to witness true passion and abandon. So sit back, relax, and let the McKenzie Magic take control.