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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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.