FREE CLINIC with jazz pianist Kenny Drew, Jr!
Schmitt Music is proud to host internationally acclaimed jazz and classical pianist, Kenny Drew, Jr. at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center. Join us on Saturday, October 5th at 2:00PM for this free clinic presented by JazzMN.
Known for his hard-swinging bluesy sound, Kenny has more than 50 recordings to his credit, and has performed at many of the world’s great jazz clubs and festivals, with some of the greatest names in the business.
Please RSVP to save your seat! CLICK HERE to fill out an RSVP form or call 763-398-5050.
His abundance of technique and drive, his sensitive keyboard arranging and his imaginative use of the instrument’s colors exhibit his salient musical virtues.
– Chicago Reader
Check out Thelonius Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser” performed by Kenny Drew, Jr. and friends:
Kenny Drew, Jr. with the JazzMN Orchestra!
Also joining the band will be Twin Cities vocalist Connie Evingson. The concert is Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 PM at The Auditorium at Hopkins High School.
CLICK HERE for event details. Get your tickets online, or by phone – call 1-800-838-3006 today!
Kenny Drew, Jr. is an internationally acclaimed jazz and classical pianist, and he’s known for his hard-swinging bluesy sound, and large, two-handed rooty chords contrasting with fast runs. Born in New York City, Kenny Drew, Jr. started music lessons at the age of four. After studying classical piano with his aunt, he branched out into the area of jazz music.
He has played with greats such as Stanley Jordan, Out of the Blue (OTB), Stanley Turrentine, Slide Hampton and the Jazz Masters, Charnett Moffett, Eddie Gomez, Smokey Robinson, Frank Morgan, Sadao Watanabe, Stanley Jordan, and the Mingus Big Band and others. Kenny has more than 50 recordings to his credit.
Kenny has performed at many of the world’s great jazz clubs and jazz festivals, and he was the 1990 winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. He has appeared as a leader at many major festivals, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Kyoto Jazz Festival, Savannah on Stage Festival, Clearwater Jazz Festival, and the Newark Jazz Festival and more.