Carter Fox, Ethan Stauffer, and Joe Kenney's original song "Space Island" wins best jazz song in the Hometown Heroes awards held at The Queen Wilmington, DE on 8/7!
Fox, Stauffer, and Kenney also perform with drummer Chris Fox in The Proper Hustlers , a jam band with jazz fusion and indie rock influences.
Eddie Meyer and Joe Kenney's Rocky Reharmonized featured on air at WRTI-FM -- Temple University jazz radio station.
The track features Jon Colman of Muscle Tough on bass, Jeff Pish of The Sermon! on drums, Brooklyn/Philly recording artist Mike Talento on Sax, Kenney on keys, and Meyer with production and mixing.
Decorated comedian, writer, and actor Chanel Ali (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV’s Girl Code) teams up with Joe Kenney and musical comedian Jay Simpson, in a night that will bring to the Punchline stage the realization of an artistic vision that will feature solo sets from Ali and Simpson, an original music set by Joe Kenney Band and comedic bits that integrate all of the aforementioned talents with the additional element of crowd interaction.
Joe Kenney is the owner/lead piano instructor at The Studio. He graduated with honors from West Chester University in 2013 (B.M. Piano Performance). Kenney has 9+ years of teaching experience, and teaches all ages and levels. Also a concert pianist and recording artist, Joe loves helping kids reach their fullest potential musically, in a fun and welcoming learning environment.
Amanda Bewley received her B.M. in violin performance from West Chester University. She is passionate about providing high-quality education to young learners. She has helped dozens of students create and achieve their musical goals. Amanda studied violin pedagogy at the Juilliard Starling-Delay Symposium and studied the Suzuki method in the Every Child Can! course. She enjoys sharing music locally and performs with the Divine Hand Ensemble, theater groups, and orchestras. Amanda teaches violinists and violists of all levels and beginner oboe students.
Eddie Meyer is a multi-instrumentalist, session musician, and instructor based out of the Philadelphia area. Known as a talented saxophone and guitar player, he has played with many of the rock n roll, blues, jam, and funk bands in the region, making a name for himself as a highly sought after sideman. He has led a few of his own projects, including rock duo Saint Phoenix, jam band Quarrydog, and Americana duo Rolling Doubles. Despite deep roots in the blues, no genre truly defines the range of Eddie's artistic interests. He has done studio work for groups in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Tri-State area, and is a founder of the "Jamz Music and Arts Festival", an annual summer fest in Chester County. In 2018, Eddie released a four song EP with Mechanizer Studios of Malvern, PA. Eddie has big plans for 2019, including recording more solo material, working on new full band projects, touring, and imparting his talents and wisdom as an instructor to a growing roster of students!
Bess Zahradnik iss a certified music teacher in the state of PA, and currently works as a substitute teacher in the Phoenixville and Owen J. Roberts school districts. She has been playing piano since the age of 10, and has a passion for teaching students of all ages. In addition to the piano, she is a lover of choir, band, (and more recently orchestra,) and musical theater, and has her Bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Valley Forge. She currently resides in Phoenixville.