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Sean J. Kennedy

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: September 20, 1971    

Sean J. Kennedy

Sean J. Kennedy is equally at home on the concert stage or in the teaching studio. His drumset playing has been described as, “…very soulful,” by renowned bassist Will Lee, and jazz legend Dave Brubeck stated that Sean’s drumming, “… sounds like it should— it swings!” To date, The Sean J. Kennedy Quartet has released three critically acclaimed CDs: Hey! Where's My Tux?!, Road to Wailea, and Queen Anne's Revenge. Due to the success of these recordings the quartet has performed on NBC television and was invited to open for Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Because of his versatility, Kennedy has also been able to record and perform with some of the world’s top jazz, classical and rock musicians, including Will Lee, Bob Mintzer, Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata, Ricky Byrd, Frank DiBussolo, Donald Nally and the late Dr. Frederick Fennell. ...
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    Queen Anne's Revenge

    Lost World Music
    2007

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”I really enjoyed drummer and composer Sean Kennedy's new CD ”Road to Wailea” His compositions are highly enjoyable! The compositions Sean wrote for members of his family I found most enjoyable and being a family man myself can identify with the sentiment found in each of the compositions. Whether it's a straight ahead rhythm, Latin beat or Funk groove, drummer and composer Sean Kennedy and the fine musicians on this CD take you on a great musical journey as they travel down the “Road to Wailea!”

-Eric Mintel, The Eric Mintel Quartet

”...got the CD and it sounds great...

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Primary Instrument:Drums

Location:Lower Gwynedd, PA

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

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In addition to an active performance schedule, Kennedy has been teaching drums and percussion for nearly two decades and maintains a busy private studio. At home in the Philadelphia area, he is a secondary level instrumental music teacher, as well as a college-level music instructor. As a sought-after composer, he has also been commissioned on numerous occasions to create regional and state-level audition pieces...

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