U-Nam and I are so glad you all are enjoying our new project, Groove LTD. Thank you all so much for all of your incredible feedback and review. We love hearing from you!
Groove LTD by Howard Dukes from Soul Tracks // “Kennedy, a native Californian, is something of a prodigy and activist for young musicians who has also paid her dues backing and playing alongside contemporary jazz performers.
U-Nam knows the creative saxophone talent that he has in Kennedy and gives her ample room to play on tracks such as the mid-funk number “Summer Nights,” which finds U-Nam contributing some Benson styled guitar riffs underneath Kennedy’s energetic solos.
Groove Ltd walks that fine line well, and U-Nam’s collaboration with Kennedy turns First Class into a project where the whole is even greater than the talented individual parts. Recommended.” Read more…
Groove LTD Interview with Trish Hennessey of Hybrid Jazz Radio // “Here’s the thing about Emmanuel Abiteboul aka U-Nam — and Shannon Kennedy: I could research both of them out the WAZOO and it wouldn’t convey how exciting it is to have them on the show. […] Here’s a young woman who will take your breath away. Beautiful inside and out, this saxophonist, composer, producer, and overseer of a magnificent site (www.teenjazz.com) is the absolute match for U-Nam’s virtuosity. She has performed on national TV and has been highly visible via recordings (Peter White) and on tour (10,000 Maniacs). Her work with U has been unbelievably compelling – and still she has found the time to forge a path via singing. She is considered a triple threat in the business. One listen to her nuanced playing on “First Class” and you’ll know why.” Read more…