Performances are an important part of student growth. Not only are they a great way to show off their musical accomplishments to loved ones, performances and recitals help the student learn presence, confidence and an intangible aspect of playing not easily captured in lessons. We strongly recommend all students participate in the annual recital. Please make it a priority to ensure that the student is able to attend. On top of that, we encourage participation in the low pressure settings we make available for students to perform. This is a phenomenal opportunity for our students, and participation helps them blossom in a supportive performing environment.
Please see below for an up to date listing of performances/recitals.
Phoenixville Public Library
REFLECTION, NO. 5: IMMERSION releases
The newest track on Joe Kenney's upcoming solo piano collection and fifth overall studio album, released 7/2. The neo-classical/ambient style piece is the fifth track in a series of twelve musical meditations on points of personal growth. Listen now!
FORTH Nominated for four Hometown Heroes Awards
The latest collaborative album by Joe Kenney continues to make a flourish. The 10-track multi-genre effort -- highlighted by features of six Philadelphia-area vocalists -- has been named a finalist in four categories in the 2020 Homey Awards. Hometown Heroes is a staple in the Delaware Valley Music Community spearheaded by Mark Rogers and Delaware Public Media; the four categories in which Kenney received nominations are Best Collaboration, Best R & B Song, Best Jazz Song, and Best Keyboardist.
JOE KENNEY BAND: SURPRISE NEW RELEASE
On 5/14, Joe Kenney Band released MJ Medley, a bonus recording from the Forth album sessions. The piano-led jazz fusion arrangement is a staple at JKB shows and is part of a busy season of releases for Kenney, which has included the aforementioned collab album and the new collection of solo piano reflections.
Joe Kenney wins a Bronze Medal at Global Music Awards for new album, Forth.
The Global Music Awards, highly respected for their esteemed panel of judges and for reviewing submissions from across the world, selected Forth as a Bronze Medal Winner for its merit as an album release.
Forth posts debut on charts/ receives airplay on 85+ radio stations in US and Canada
The fourth studio album from Joe Kenney has had impressive results on the airwaves since releasing last October. Forth debuted in the top 300 in the Community/College Radio Charts, and several stations reporting to the North American College and Community Radio Charts have listed Forth in the top 5 of their rotation.
The album has been featured on hip-hop shows, jazz shows, and more; a big win for the crossover album and its bid to reach widespread listeners across multiple genres.