Mature yet energetic and modern sounding, very well orchestrated, very well performed recorded and mixed by people who understand music and not want to win the Olympics on "Loudness War".
Originally from Kenosha Wisconsin, Carl started playing the piano at the age of 8. He was first introduced to jazz in Middle School where started to improvise and play in the large and small jazz ensembles. After high school, Carl attended the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University, where he received a degree in Theory and Composition with an Emphasis in Jazz under Fred Sturm. In 2011, Carl moved to Chicago where he completed a Masters in Jazz Composition at DePaul University. Carl is an active pianist, playing in a wide verity of ensembles with a wide variety of styles all around Chicago. As a composer Carl leads the Carl Kennedy Large Ensemble and the Carl Kennedy Trio which include many of the top players from around Chicago’s jazz scene.
released June 7, 2013
TRUMPETS: Tim Bales, James Davis, Paul Detrich, Dave Kaiser
TROMBONES: Luke Malewicz, Josh Torrey, Adam Thornburg, Tom Matta
REEDS: Corbin Andrick, Natalie Lande, Alex Beltran, Dan Meinhardt, Andrew Janak
PIANO: Dan Pierson
GUITAR: Rodney Richardson
VIBES/MARIMBA: Davis Bugher
BASS: Tim Ipsen
DRUMS: Nick Kabat