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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
REFLECTION, NO. 5: IMMERSION releases to glowing review by MainlyPiano blog
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. Kathy Parsons, of the highly esteemed blog MainlyPiano, listed the piece as "highly recommended" in a rave review
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 voted by the fans as 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.
JOE KENNEY BAND: MJ Medley surpasses 25K streams on Spotify
In Mid-May, 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. MJ Medley has great momentum on Apple Music and Spotify, with growing weekly stream numbers on both platforms and over 25k total streams on the latter.
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.