James Kennedy
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James Kennedy performs contemporary and straight ahead jazz , latin, rock/fusion, and more on 6 & 12 string electric & acoustic guitars in a solo, duet, or trio setting. Past performances have included the Montreux, North Sea, and Euro-Disney Jazz Festivals, as well as a variety of other European venues.The group tours regularly in the U.S. The style has been called "Midwestern Contemporary Music" since it combines jazz, contemporary and world influences filtered through the Heartland of the Midwest. This distinctly Midwestern flavor sets James apart in a market full of cliches and clones. You will certainly understand why James has received international attention for their performances and recordings. Looking for a fresh breeze of musical excellence to spice up your music repertoire? Look no further. Meet James Kennedy, jazzman/rocker/fusionist extraordinaire. From his home base deep in the American Heartland (Iowa), James brings forth a wonderful, personable style of music that ranges in depth and flavor, often branded a sort of "Midwestern Jazz." Sometimes reminiscent of world music, other times of rock, jazz and more, this internationally acclaimed artist can do it all and has. Kennedy has taken his style and shared it with an ever-shrinking world.  From the west coast to the European Continent, Kennedy is an artist that his native Iowa should be proud of.
Current group members include Kennedy on guitars, Matt Alles on bass, Catherine Lawson on violin, and Eric Madison on drum set.