Shan Kenner

Biography

     Guitarist Shan Kenner was destined to be a guitarist and composer of merit and acclaim. Shan’s background in music started when he began playing guitar as a teenager, learning the ropes gigging as a guitarist performing punk, rock, classical and jazz in LA. In his late 20’s Shan became a distinguished fixture in San Francisco Bay area during the .com explosion of the late 90’s. Shan almost immediately garnered regular gigs at the hottest spots in town, created a buzz, inventing a new free form improvisational jazz scene and performed with some of the most seasoned jazz performers in San Francisco for nearly nine years. Kenner’s in depth exploration of freeform improvisational jazz combined house music and drum and bass with flamenco, jazz and soul guitar while blending traditional jazz standards with styling’s of African, Latin and world music. Shan’s esteemed run of steady and exciting gigs supplied him with all the virtuostic skills, and experiences he needed to head east and relocate to NYC in the fall of 2007.

     Within nine months of his arrival, Shan Kenner releases his debut CD in NYC; “Brooklyn Sketches”. “Brooklyn Sketches’” is packed full of powerful and flowing dialogue between bassist Ryan Berg and stalwart drummer Rudy Royston who joined Shan on the recording. This innovative new jazz trio comes with a crisp new sounding CD that seemed to be waiting to be made. “Brooklyn Sketches” expresses their passion for the vital musical culture of the New York City Area, while adequately exposing Kenner as new jazz guitar talent to look out for.

     My extended repertoire can cover music all night long. I'm based out of Upper West Side Manhattan with transportation and play events from Upstate NY to Long Island, Brooklyn to Philly, CT, NJ, PA and everywhere in between Recent clients/performances include: Rockefeller University, Movado Watch CO, Wagner College-Staten Island, The Old Westbury Country Club, The 3 West Club, Tribeca Grill, The Venetian Yacht Club, Hastings On The Hudson, The Carlyle Hotel, The Foundry, AV Brands Dist, Spanish Quarter Wines, Bayview Florist & Montage, PepCom, Coldwell Banker, Etc. My rates/packages include me providing my own sound/amplification, travel, consultation for wedding music and to secure a specific date a contract shall be emailed to you too! Short notice inquiries for a performance is great too! If I'm available I'd e delighted to share my music for your event.

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