The Big Joe Kennedy Trio is a group with energy, entertainment and enthusiasm for the music. They play a brand of bluesy jazz, mixed with the Dixieland feels of yesterday. Obviously a group that has their ears open to the music of the past. Joe Kennedy on Piano/Vocals with rotating support cast that best suites the engagement. Mr. Kennedy has been playing piano and singing for crowds all across the state. This CD is a blues oriented CD he put out in Dec 2005 with 4 covers of timeless classics such as Swing Low Sweet Chariot and St. James Infirmary. Kennedy also put down 5 original compositions that are influenced from various sources. Submerged is a Brad Mehldau inspired piece of calm, collected playing, and well thought ideas and motives. Grooviture came after a week of listening to Herbie Hancock and more fine funk/jazz. Change - Up was written over Rhythm Changes, and New Orleans Party took the influences of Dr. John, Pine Top Perkins, Professor Longhair, Jelly Roll, and more. Check out this CD, and also check out the Website for sound samples of Kennedy's Jazz Trio style. Clips of Some Day My Prince Will Come, My Foolish Heart and Blue Monk are available.
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