Dan Kennedy’s commitment to Contemporary Instrumental music goes back to the 1980s. Conservatory trained, he got his start playing evenings of improvised piano music at Oberlin’s Cat-in-the-Cream Coffeehouse. Heard on over 250 radio stations, as well as Pandora, Spotify, and Music Choice, his music has been in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio ever since 2009. His debut EP LANTERN was produced by the legendary Will Ackerman, producer for George Winston, Michael Hedges, and Liz Story. His third and latest album BLOOM ROAD (2015) provides a scintillating coffeehouse-style set of piano driven music. It features guest artists Charles Neville on sax (The Neville Brothers, Ray Charles, B.B. King), David Rose on Native flute, and Greg Loughman (Patti Page, Philip Aaberg) on bass. BLOOM ROAD went to #7 on the ZMR Top 100, an American chart, and to #4 on the OWM Top 100, a British chart, where it also received nominations for 2015 Album of the Year and 2015 Piano With Instrumentation Award.
Dan is a professional pianist who has played 100 engagements in the last three years. In 2015, Dan was proudly elected to both Whisperings and to the Enlightened Piano Artist Network, putting him among the top 300 contemporary solo pianists in the world. His CDs are available at www.dankennedy.us and at online merchants such as CDbaby, Amazon, and Apple Music. Dan resides in an 1860 farmhouse in Western Massachusetts.
BLOOM ROAD was nominated for 2015 Album of the Year Award as well as 2015 Piano With Instrumentation Award by OWM
One of Dan's videos SWEET RAIN was named an official selection to the 2016 SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
BLOOM ROAD was on the One World Music Top 100 Chart for several months, peaking at #4
BLOOM ROAD was on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for a total of five months, peaking at #7
BLOOM ROAD was the #44 Zone Music Reporter New Age album of 2015
DULCIMER IN G has been in rotation at SiriusXM Satellite Radio since 2009
BLOOM ROAD charted at #20 on the Music Choice Soundscapes channel for November, 2015
Reviews New Age (RNA) Video of the Month, March, 2015, for "Sweet Rain"
#1 on a weekly ReverbNation Instrumental local chart 62 times since November, 2013
BLOOM ROAD was named the #5 recording for May, 2015 by Enlightened Piano Radio
In July, 2014 MOVING ON was placed in a short film NOT MY CHILD
INTUITION (produced by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen) peaked at #7 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart in July, 2013, and remained on the chart for five months.
INTUITION was named a Top 10 New Age Album of 2012 by John P. Olsen of NewAgeMusicWorld.com
INTUITION was selected as an Audiosyncracy "Best of 2012" CD
Reviews New Age (RNA) Video of the Month, May, 2013, for ''Could Be''
Dan has received play on over two hundred fifty (250) national and international radio stations and podcasts. A warm thanks to all the producers and DJs making this possible.
Dan Kennedy's music is also available on these fine listening services: Spotify, Pandora, and on Music Choice "Soundscapes" channel, as well as dozens of others.
Interviewed by Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com, June, 2013, see http://www.mainlypiano.com/Interviews/Dan_Kennedy_6_13.html
LANTERN (2007), (produced by Will Ackerman) went to #67 on the NAR Top 100 Chart