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On Joe's album, 1.5

 

"'ll admit, I'm a pretty harsh judge when it comes to covers but when an artist is able to completely re-imagine a song, in a totally different format....you have my attention. Joe Kenney has my attention"

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Wendy Rollins

DJ at Radio 104.5, Philadelphia's Alternative Rock Station

"Life will inevitably be a series of ups, downs, highs, lows, lefts and rights.  Music, for many, is the solace at the very bottom of the low and the excitement at the peak of the high.  One listens for the shared encounter; the relatable mood.  The experiences Mr. Kenney shares with his audience on Afflictions & Remedies are commonplace and relatable for so many.  Heartache.  Suffering.  Love.  Hate.  While the experiences themselves may be brutal, blunt, and bare, the music on Afflictions & Remedies is just the opposite.  There’s something calm, gentle, and adorning in the melodies Mr. Kenney creates.  Pain and triumph linger in the ear, anxiously awaiting the next story to be told.  The album’s journey is not complete without the blues and ragtime feel of “Critical Departure”.  The vibe of this song is a true departure from the sweet, clean tones found in the music up to this point.  It’s clever with just the right amount of edge.  Afflictions & Remedies is a beautiful painting of a piano at work."

 

Meredith Hairston

Music Manager at WJSU, 88.5FM

..."More complex than many smooth jazz albums and more structured than many free-form jazz recordings, Kenney has created eight pieces that convey the spirit of improvisation while remaining melodic and accessible to a wide audience. "...

 

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Kathy Parsons

Author at Mainly Piano

Joe Kenney is our resident Jazz Pianist at Vickers... He is absolutely wonderful and his sets are absolute crowd pleasers. You can also find him at Vickers Restaurant...showcasing some beautiful original works as well as all the favorites from every era. He's a great talent. And we are so lucky to have found him..."

Amanda Burigatto Brogan

VIckers Restaurant

Thank you so much for playing the Clara Barton Awards Reception again this year.  Your contribution supports the life-saving work of the Red Cross.  The music you provided added to the ambiance of the event and you were fabulous!

Joy Jones

American Red Cross

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Gone (Ft. Aaron Parnell Brown) available Now!

The third single on Joe Kenney's upcoming fourth album, Gone is a collaboration with vocalist/lyricist Aaron Parnell Brown. The soulful and bluesy tune released Friday, June 26th, and is available on all platforms.

Aipate Magazine delivers rave review of Another Side (Ft. Joy Ike).

In the latest of a flourish of reviews on the debut track from the upcoming fourth album, Aipate Magazine lauded the "the heartwarming and uplifting composition."

All's Not Lost (Ft. Laura Lizcano) releases with glowing review from The Key/WXPN.

All's Not Lost, The soulful and jazzy release co-written with Philadelphia vocalist/lyricist Laura Lizcano, debuted with a warm write-up by The Key's Melannie Jay: "All's Not Lost" truly succeeds as a collaboration between a gifted instrumentalist and vocalist." Read the full feature here.

NeonMusic (UK) Premieres Another Side

Another Side (Ft. Joy Ike) was premiered with a glowing review by NeonMusic. "The song is emotive but also spiritually uplifting, as it makes you look at your own life with fresh eyes. The lyrics shine through the musical styles, which are seamlessly stitched together." Check the full review here.

WXPN/The Key covers Another Side( Ft. Joy Ike) 

The esteemed Philly blog The Key featured the debut single off album four, and highlighted the song's aim to be a positive anthem and raise money for NAMI as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Another Side selected as "XPN Philly Local Pick of the Day"

On-Air Personality Helen Leicht selected the new release from the upcoming album as the "Local Pick of the Day" on Friday, 5/22. 

Upcoming Album to Feature Full Band, Six Featured Vocalists

The upcoming ten-track original album, Kenney's fourth, will be released in October and features a decorated group of artists -- including six vocalists -- and crossing several genres.