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Old 03-19-2008, 02:27 PM
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Default Will Kennedy

Looked him up.. couldnt find him.

The bedrock of legendary jazz band Yellowjackets, Larry Carlton and Herbie Hancock bands & many others, Will was my 1st exposure to a drummer who besides having power, dynamics, groove, chops, also has the very rare qualities of great sophistication & good taste.

Here's a sample:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=j6sdYWN6Ndk&feature=related

Anyone know what he 's up to thesedays?

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Will Kennedy

I had a gig with him back in 2004 and was in touch with him for a bit after that but haven't corresponded with him since. I believe he's still living in LA, running his own production company, working on his own solo CD, plus giving a few clinics for Pearl (and other products he endorses) from time to time. He also stays busy as a father; he has a young son who should be about 5-6 years old now. I don't know much more than that ... sorry. I just checked and noticed that his website (www.willkennedy.com) is down; don't know what's up with that.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:13 PM
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I've always liked his stuff. I also like that he plays open-handed.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:47 PM
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A great Yellowjacket tune.. and a burning performance by Will ( on steroids? )........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbTqw...eature=related
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: Will Kennedy

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Anyone know what he 's up to thesedays?
Was nice to meet at the NAMM Show - everything's fine, full of projects...





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Old 04-29-2008, 06:10 PM
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Thanks B, would be nice to know what he's putting out thesedays. Think his website is down.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Will Kennedy

Will is a very senstive musician. Run For Your Life remains a favourite record. Would love to hear new stuff from him sometime.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:44 PM
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Awesome drummer. First heard his drumming on the Ray Obeido album 'Iguana' which has some really nice jazz/funk stuff on. Also great drumming on there from Paul Van Wanigen and David Garibaldi.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:12 PM
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Default Re: Will Kennedy

I saw him at a clinic in, late 80's/early 90's.

He was so smoking I thought the drums were going to burst into flames. The man can play! I'm sort of surprised he's not more well known.
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