For those of you who are first coming to the site - welcome - and for those of you returning - thanks for coming back! I'm Shannon Kennedy, an up and coming female saxophonist and vocalist located in Southern California. I play in the jazz, pop, classical and smooth jazz styles and I have been performing professionally since 2005.
As part of my career, I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to record and perform with artists like Peter White, 10,000 Maniacs, Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship), Greg Adams (Tower of Power), Kirk Whalum, Chieli Minucci, Nick Colionne and U-Nam.
As a solo artist I have released I have released four full albums and several singles including "Angel Eyes" (2005), "Steppin Up" (2007), "Never My Love" (2007), and "Almost that Time of Year" (2009). I am currently working on my debut vocal album. In 2009 I began touring and performing with French guitarist, U-Nam, as a regular part of his band. This next year, I will be appearing on his George Benson Tribute album "Weekend in L.A." as a flute player and saxophonist.
I just recently released my newest album and first as a singer-songwriter. I am really excited about the project I'd absolutely love it if you took a listen.
Check out this awesome review of Shannon Kennedy's latest album Behind Your Eyes on Middle Tennessee Music by Stephen Clower.
Shannon was also a part of the most recent podcast on Music Marketing with Dave Hooper. You can listen to the episode here at the Music Marketing website.
Check out the video of Shannon performing "Georgia on My Mind" with Monty Seward and Gene-O at Darryl Williams' jam session at Felix's BBQ in San Diego, CA.
I've been back in the studio writing and recording some new music! Hopefully the first single (or two) will be out soon. They'll be my first instrumental tracks since Falling Slowly! I can't wait for you to hear them!
In response to the popularity of the French song "N'Importe Quoi" on Behind Your Eyes, Shannon has released an English lyric version of the song. You can listen to the new version here.
Shannon did interviews with Terri of Talking Smooth Jazz and Garrison West of KSBR 88.5 to celebrate the release of her latest album, Behind Your Eyes.
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