You can learn more about this artist at www.dankennedy.us
Dan Kennedy, piano
1 Dulcimer in G 5:21
2 Ballad 3:06
3 Dear Girl 5:01
4 Cycle 6:03
Glen Velez, percussion
T-Bone Wolk, bass
Samite, vocal colors
Noah Wilding, vocal colors
Produced by Will Ackerman
Vocal colors Co-produced by Corin Nelsen
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Corin Nelsen at
Imaginary Road Studios, Windham County, Vermont
Design and duplication by Disc Makers™
The piano heard in this audiophile recording is a 1976 Steinway Model B
All compositions ©2007 Dan Kennedy (ASCAP)
For more information, please visit
dankennedy.us • williamackerman.com
corinnelsen.com • samite.com
tbonewolk.com • glenvelez.com
SHORT STORY: In the Fall of 2005 my sister, through a mutual business partner, learned that Will Ackerman was living and recording up in Vermont. I contacted him, and had the tremendous fortune to work with him, along with his gifted engineer Corin Nelsen. Also, the musicians Glen Velez, T-Bone Wolk, Samite, and Noah Wilding did me the honor of appearing on this record. This music is a dream of mine in the making, and I am happy to share it with you.
Please contact me if you would like to be involved, or if I can be of service to you.
"From the exuberance of DULCIMER IN G to the intimacy
of BALLAD’S melody, LANTERN is a wonderful recording
in every respect, filled with grace and surprises.
It’s a bonus that Dan Kennedy’s composition and playing
doesn’t sound like everyone else’s. One can hear
hints of various influences in his work, but his is a
distinctive style very much his own. I’m delighted
with this recording and am proud to have been a
part of it."
Imaginary Road Studios
Windham County, Vermont
I LOVE the CD. It's full of energy, yet very relaxing.
I can't wait to play it on the radio next week."
DJ, WMUA radio
Dan Kennedy, Composer, Educator, Pianist
Email address: dankennedypiano @yahoo.com
Dan Kennedy's new age music is a deeply heartfelt exploration balancing energy and stillness. He got his start by tinkering at the piano. Largely self-taught, he has studied classical and jazz piano for good measure. As a teenager in the 1980s he resonated with the carefully produced, but brilliant new age musicians such as Edgar Meyer, Phillip Aaberg, W.A. Mathieu, Montreux, and Will Ackerman. At Oberlin College, he performed frequent concerts of music at the Cat-in-the-Cream Coffeehouse. Seeing the pianist Barbara Higbie play live with Montreux was particularly inspirational, as well. Dan's chamber music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Essex Chamber Music Players, at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance, and at the Aspen Music Festival. He has five chamber works published by Dorn Publications. Currently Dan (a.k.a. Daniel J. Kennedy) is on the Theory & Composition faculty of Westfield (MA) State College. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Member, ASCAP, American Music Center (AMC) & Pi Kappa Lambda.
You can also look for industry-relevant info on him at sonicbids.com, or by checking out his website @ www.dankennedy.us
MUSICAL SERVICES OFFERED
Solo and ensemble. Contact me to book a concert.
Music for hire
Contact me to perform as a supporting musician at your concert, recording session, benefit, or function.
Contact me to license my music, nationally or internationally, v-à-v. my contract with Will Ackerman.
Contact me if you would like to publish any of the tunes on the Lantern EP.
Contact me if you have an arranging project with which you would like assistance.
Private Piano Instruction
I teach piano lessons privately on a grand piano in an 1860 farmhouse in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lessons are customized and can include improvisation, theory, & composition. We start with who you are musically. Where do you want to go from there? Please contact me to make arrangements.
Private Composition Lessons
Compose the music you've been dreaming to write. Let it happen. In my role as private composition teacher, I act as a "sounding board" for your musical art. Utilize musical notation, more open-ended charts. I can consult over questions of form, process, and final product.
"I've said it before: something happened with your
encouragement that started all this [for my
daughter] :) Stay cool!"