The Joe Kenney Band
Joe Kenney Band Live at Haverford Music Festival
Joe Kenney is a recording artist and virtuoso keyboardist from Philadelphia. His recordings are
distinctly his: a cohesive blending of jazz fusion and classical idioms. Prolific -- he’s put out two
full albums and three singles for an upcoming third album (all within a year and a half!) -- Kenney has garnered praise for both his original compositions and cover arrangements.
His debut album, Afflictions and Remedies, a solo piano album, was praised as a "painting of a
piano at work" by Meredith Hairston, who put the album in rotation at WJSU in Jackson, MS.
Joe's eight track debut has also received spins on WRTI and WXPN in Philadelphia.
In early 2016, Kenney showed his versatility by delivering a nine track album of jazz and classical inspired arrangements of alternative rock and top 40 hits. Released in February 2016, "1.5" was recognized on broadcast radio 104.5 Philadelphia several times and featured on the alternative rock station's page on iHeartRadio. DJ Wendy Rollins characterized his Twenty One Pilots cover as "perfection" and went on to praise Joe for "re-imagining songs in a completely different format".
Expanding into different formats, Kenney got to work on an album with a full band for the first time, honing in on a jazz fusion sound while retaining the classically informed harmonies from his first two albums. The first two singles from the upcoming album were released in November, 2016, with the third single, "Zera", put out in May 2017.
Joe has an active touring schedule as a soloist and with his band, The Joe Kenney Band.
The Joe Kenney Band is a versatile jazz rock band that performs original music and reinterpretations of hits from the 70s through the present, with an emphasis on indie, funk, and classic rock