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Will Kennedy

If you have met Will Kennedy or if you have seen Will Kennedy perform, you understand that inspiration and Will Kennedy are inseparable, if not synonymous. Whether it was during his many years as a member of the fourteen time Grammy nominated group Yellowjackets, or on one of the myriad other Artist’s records or tours, Will has always been credited for being the inspirational drive in the music. His musicality and finesse are legendary amongst the “who’s who” of the jazz world and beyond. The last few years have been busy ones for Will. He has been the house drummer for The Wayne Brady Show on ABC and the Martin Short Show


Parabbean Tales

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Parabbean Tales; Freedom, Cachete; Not Without You; 5th Avenue; Oasis; Brother Robert; DJoel & Knippa; L.A. Jam; Spally


Song of the Day

Parabbean Tales

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 03:26

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Pat Metheny, Asaf Sirkis, Henry Solomon, David Garfield, Phil Turcio and William Kennedy

Read "Pat Metheny, Asaf Sirkis, Henry Solomon, David Garfield, Phil Turcio and William Kennedy" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from Pat Metheny from his live recording Side-Eye, Asaf Sirkis from Solar Flash, Olga Konkova, David Garfield, Phil Turcio-Will Kennedy, saxophonist Alex Hahn and Scott Kinsey and Mer Sal from their latestAdjustments. Playlist Pat Metheny “Lodger" from Side-Eye (BMG) 00:00 Asaf Sirkis “Under The Ice" from Solar Flash (Moonjune) 06:02 Henry Solomon ...


Article: Interview

Ulysses Owens: Big Band, Big Sound

Read "Ulysses Owens: Big Band, Big Sound" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Some jazz drummers, as remarkable as they may be and as successful as their careers are, just aren't suited to drive a big band. It's not for every percussionist. But every big band needs a good one or the effort will fall short. A ship needs a rudder. Ulysses Owens Jr., who started beating out rhythms ...


Article: Album Review

Jim Waller Big Band: Bucket List

Read "Bucket List" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One glance at Jim Waller's silver mane is enough to make it clear he is no young lion. In fact, Waller, a veteran composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist who calls San Antonio, Texas, home, is nearing his eighth decade. Even though Waller's career has been long and successful, there was one item on his Bucket List that ...


Article: SoCal Jazz

George Garzone: Sax In The City

Read "George Garzone: Sax In The City" reviewed by Jim Worsley

George Garzone is not the mayor of the city of Boston. If he was appointed to a position it would more likely be king. He is, at the very least, the toast of the town. This isn't news. King George has reigned with a firm grasp of his mighty tenor saxophone for close to half a ...


Article: SoCal Jazz

Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond the BASSics, Part 2

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond the BASSics, Part 2" reviewed by Jim Worsley

In case you missed it, Part One of my conversation with Jimmy Haslip covered a lot of ground and had a few good laughs along the way. Although we talked about the Yellowjackets, we delved more deeply into why and how he parted ways with the band some eight years ago. Haslip has been producing records ...


Article: SoCal Jazz

Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...


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