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Born in 1989, Joe Kenney is a musical artist whose creative output is marked by stylistic eclecticism.  Kenney’s debut album, “Afflictions and Remedies” (2015), is a solo piano undertaking that is both reflective of his extensive classical training and representative of a fusion of jazz, blues, r&b, and classical styles. His followup album, "1.5" (2016), features alt rock and popular covers.

        Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kenney studied jazz and classical piano from age six, eventually taking pre-college masterclasses at Curtis Institute of Music and receiving a BM in Piano Performance from West Chester University of PA.  His penchant for writing and performing such varied material extends beyond solo piano performance experience and comes, in part, from Kenney’s early exposure to accompanying roles with vocal /instrumental soloists, lead composer roles in independent theatrical productions, and involvement in original and cover rock bands.

        On the heels of his two CD releases in the past year, Kenney currently performs as a soloist and with his original jazz fusion trio, the Joe Kenney Band. The group has an active touring schedule at festivals and jazz/blues clubs in the Greater Philadelphia. The Joe Kenney Band is also in the process of tracking an album that hopes to replicate and build on the success of Kenney’s first two albums.

Album Four in Progress!

Recording is well underway for Joe's fourth album, his first to be released on 212° records. Joe and band are working with engineer Glenn Barratt at Morningstar Studios; the group is overwhelmingly excited about how it is turning out. Stay tuned for announcements on the featured vocalists and instrumentalists, as well as release date!

Hotline Bling - Solo Piano Cover - at over 415K Streams on Spotify

From his sophomore album, 1.5 (2016),  Joe Kenney's solo piano cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling", has 415K+  streams  on Spotify. 1.5 debuted as a surprise album in February 2016 -- you can stream it here or buy a physical copy via the website.

Joe Kenney signs with 212 Degrees Records

Joe will put out his 4th studio album with the new label, spearheaded by Michael Tozzi of Radio JJZ and iJazzGlobal and  Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, and entrepreneur Carter Fox.