ABOUTJOEKENNEYTRIO

The Joe Kenney Trio is an exciting jazz-fusion group that draws on influences from jazz, soul, blues, funk, and even classical styles. The dynamic ensemble features three friends who studied music at West Chester University of PA. The group is lead by pianist Joe Kenney, and highlights Alex Dragonetti on bass and Eduardo Sinay on drums. Since the release of Joe’s solo debut album, “Afflictions and Remedies,” the group has been hitting the Greater Philadelphia Area music scene hard at jazz and blues clubs, performing energizing arrangements of Kenney’s debut CD, jazz-infused covers of popular hits, and distinct and boundary-pushing jazz standards.

JOEKENNEY

Joe Kenney, pianist and leader of the Joe Kenney Trio, has thrived for years as an arranger, composer, and performer. His ability to incorporate classical training and jazz expertise into a unique sound has led to success in both his budding solo career and now with the emergence of his trio. Kenney’s debut album “Afflictions and Remedies” has been featured on the radio on WRTI Temple University (Philadelphia,PA) and is starting to be picked up nationally. 

ALEXDRAGONETTI

Alex Dragonetti is a versatile bassist and guitarist who has played around the Philadelphia area for a number of years. He has been influenced by a variety of kinds of music, mainly through the musicians he has played with. Alex can currently be seen backing up Joe Kenney, as well as playing with West Chester based funk-fusion band Project Ico and reggae band The Lion's Paw. Alex has studied music and actively performed in ensembles at West Chester University. He has a vast stylistic diversity, keen ear and an impeccable understanding of music theory.

EDUARDOSINAY

Eduardo Sinay is a Music Education and Jazz Performance major currently at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Ever since he was a kid he loved the sound of drums and wanted to be a drummer. He was in a jazz band since fourth grade and is the drummer for the Statesmen Big Band at West Chester University. Eduardo has studied under Dion Parson for two years at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Jazz for Teens Program in Newark, New Jersey. Not only is Eduardo a drum set player, but he is also very fluent in Latin percussion.

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"1.5" Featured on Radio 104.5, Philadelphia's Alt Rock Station!

 

Joe's second studio album has been given recognition on Radio 104.5 by DJ Wendy Rollins and featured on WRFF's official website, Rollins labeled Joe's arrangements as "perfection" and went on to say, "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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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.