Biography

Last month I had the honor of recording the illustrious drum wizard Kennwood Dennard. We captured 3 hours of Kenwood/Ra-Kalam duets, which turned out to be nothing less than astonishing. Thank you so much to Ken and Cherie Willoughby, who filmed the experience, for all the power and magic that you brought!

Photos Courtesy of JJ Jeff Armstrong.
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Bio:

1956 Born in Brooklyn, NY to musician parents.
1959 Began playing piano at age 3.
1964 Began playing drums at age 8.
1987 Began Buddhist practice at age 31.
1997 Moved to Boston, Mass. at age 41.

Kenwood has performed with:

George Adams, Pepper Adams, Nat Adderly Jr.,Greg Allman, Carlos Alomar, David Amram, Glen Alexander, Geri Allen, Chet Atkins,Tom Barney, Kenny Baron, Ray Barretto, Harry Belafonte, George Benson, Brook Benton, Alex Blake, John Blake, Art Blakey, Arthur Blythe, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Brooks, Delmar Brown/Bushrock, Maxine Brown, Hiram Bullock, Joanne Brackeen, Brand X, Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra, Chairmen of the Board, Ray Chew, George Clinton (P-Funk), Honey Coles, Chick Corea, Larry Coryell, Bob Cunningham, Richard Cummings,Miles Davis, Richard Davis, Gloria De Nard, Santi Debriano, Ursula Dudziak, Candy Dulfer, Pee-wee Ellis, Bobby Enriquez, Aydin Esen, Kevin Eubanks, Robin Eubanks, Gil Evans, Miles Evans, John Faddis, Chico Freeman, Curtis Fuller, Larry Goldings, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Gonzales, Rael Wesley Grant, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Jonas Hellborg, Jon Hendricks, Chris Hinze, Adam Holtzman, Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, Phyllis Hyman, Anthony Jackson, Chip Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, George Jinda, Howard Johnson, Quincy Jones, Sam Jones, Rodney Jones, Stanley Jordan, Kenny Kirkland, Sy Kogan, Hubert Laws, Pete Levin, Listen my Brother (warmup act for Sly and the Family Stone), Jon Lucien, Carmen Lundy, Cecil McBee, Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, Pat Martino, Dave Matthews (Arranger / keyboardist with James Brown), Al McDowell, Bobby McFerrin, John McLaughlin, Marcus Miller, Charles Mingus, Charnett Moffett, James Moody, Bob Moses, Othello Molineaux, Valerie Naranjo, Maceo Parker/JBHorns, Hermeto Pascual, JacoPastorius, Peaches and Herb, Marvin Hannibal Peterson, Tom Pierson, Reuben Phillips, Noel Pointer, Tito Puente, T. Ranganathan, Dianne Reeves, Sam Rivers, Claudio Roditi, Red Rodney, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, Mark Sherman, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Smith, Lew Soloff, The Soul Intentions, Special EFX, Mike Stern, Bob Stewart, STING, Toots Theilmans, Patato Valdez, Gerardo Velez, Luther Vandross, Miroslav Vitous, Cedar Walton, Kazumi Wantanabe, Sadao Wantanabe, Grover Washington, Jr., Jimmy Webb, Fred Wesley, Vanessa Williams, Edgar Winter, Reggie Workman, Joe Zawinul, David Bargeron.

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