Tim Kennedy is one of the shining stars of the current Northwest jazz scene, and jazz is just the beginning. You'll find him playing classic rock in the group Hot Rod, electric keys in the modern jazz trio Gravity, doing solo gigs as pianist, guitarist and/or singer, and often embracing electronic dance music as his alter ego Richie Aldente.
Hes also on electric keys alongside organist Joe Doria in one of Seattle's hottest young groups, The Happy Orchestra, and featured two of those players the groups leader, drummer Tarik Abouzied and trumpeter Thomas Marriott along with Art Browns sax and in-demand bassist Evan Flory-Barnes for a session of his own compositions that enthralled our studio session audience.
Kennedy considers himself a songwriter first, and finds more opportunities by playing as much music with as many players as he can. The result is a player and composer who thinks more about each song than about any preconceived ideas of what jazz should be.