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Kenny Reichert

Kenny Reichert is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in Chicago, IL.

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Kenny Reichert is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in Chicago, IL.

A native of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Kenny began his study of classical piano at age 5 and guitar at age 12. He started his jazz studies with guitarist Roger Brotherhood and joined the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music jazz programs. After attending Berklee College of Music, Kenny returned to Milwaukee and finished his studies in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at DePaul University and was a 2022 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Jazz Improvisation Fellow.

Kenny is an active performer and bandleader, having performed alongside many great artists in the Midwest jazz scene including Russ Johnson, Johannes Wallmann, Tony Barba, Devin Drobka, John Christensen, Anthony Deutsch, Fred Boswell Jr., and Kevin Hayden. He self- released his debut record Interpretations in 2015 and has been featured on recordings like Johannes Wallmann’s Love Wins, Ian Ewings’ Overnight, and Fred Boswell Jr.'s True Improv, Vol. 1.

After meeting his wife, Sara, in the Milwaukee music scene in 2014, they formed the duo “Sara and Kenny.” Since 2015, the duo has toured and recorded across the United States and Europe, including concerts in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Lichtenstein, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United States. To date, Sara and Kenny have released four albums and two singles: Puzzles by the Fire (2019), Heartless (2019), Landscapes (2019), Pretty (2018), Familiar Rhythms (2017), and Spirit of Gold (2015).

Kenny also composes and produces music for sync and licensing purposes. He has over 18 releases between The License Lab, Atomica Music Library, Burnett Music, Slightly Subversive, and Bigger Story Music.

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