Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

Yamaha 875 black lacquer tenor and alto, Rheuben Allen curved soprano, Rheuben Allen baritone saxophone See the rest of my setup here.

Why did you begin studying music?

I began studying music because I was inspired by a performance by the music faculty at my elementary school. Each of the teachers from the district came and put on a performance playing several of the instruments that were available to us and I took the band signup sheet home that day and begged my parents! [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]

Saxophonist Shannon Kennedy

Located in Southern California, USA

  • Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
  • Doubles: flute, clarinet, oboe, keyboards, voice
  • 10 years of playing
  • Get in touch

Website | Youtube | Facebook | Twitter



What are you doing with music now?

I am currently performing, touring and recording every chance I get!

Who are some of your influences?

Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Kurt Elling, Mindi Abair, Candy Dulfer, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Michael Brecker, Camille, Maceo Parker

Who have you studied with?

James Barrera, Leo Potts, Gascia Ouzounian, Martin Dowling, Tim Price, and Suzel Reily

What would you like to do with music in the future?

Anything and everything! As long as I’m doing music, I’m happy. I really enjoy recording and spending time in the studio, but I also love being on the road so anything that allows me to either or both of those things would be ideal.

Would you like to add anything else?

I run TeenJazz.com and TeenJazzRadio.com, I have several albums released – you can check them out on iTunes, CDBaby. Any and all proceeds go to continuing Teen Jazz!


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Published by Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.