Kenny Drew Jr.

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American Jazz Pianist

Kenny Drew, Jr. (born June 14, 1958, died August 3, 2014), son of jazz pianist Kenny Drew, is an American jazz pianist. His music is known for its hard-swinging bluesy sound and large, two-handed rooty chords contrasting with fast runs. His style is said to be similar to that of his father and Oscar Peterson.
His initial study was in classical music with an aunt. In his teens he became interested in jazz and pop, but initially worked in funk bands. Later he went into jazz piano and in 1990 won the Great American Jazz Piano competition in Jacksonville, Florida. He has continued to perform jazz, but has also performed some chamber music. His style has some similarities to his father's, but is different enough to generally avoid comparison. He is considered the more eclectic of the two.
Drew attended Iona College in New Rochelle, NY for a spell from 1977 to 1978. There, he became pianist for the Iona College Singers, an entertainment troop promoting the College's name and goodwill among local high schools, retirement homes and the like in the Northeast region of the USA.
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660-53-010 Kenny Drew Jr. - The Rainbow Connection album art Kenny Drew Jr. The Rainbow Connection (Album) Jazz City 660-53-010 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
C28Y0353 Kenny Drew Jr. - The Rainbow Connection = レインボウ・コネクション album art Kenny Drew Jr. = ケニー・ドリュー・Jr.* Kenny Drew Jr. = ケニー・ドリュー・Jr.* - The Rainbow Connection = レインボウ・コネクション(LP, Album) Jazz City C28Y0353 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
660-53-017 Kenny Drew Jr. - The Flame Within album art Kenny Drew Jr. The Flame Within (Album) Jazz City 660-53-017 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
660·53·002 Kenny Drew Jr. - Third Phase album art Kenny Drew Jr. Third Phase(CD, Album) Jazz City 660·53·002 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
314-510303-2 Kenny Drew Jr. - Kenny Drew, Jr. album art Kenny Drew Jr. Kenny Drew, Jr.(CD, Album) Antilles 314-510303-2 1991 Sell This Version
314 514 211-2 Kenny Drew Jr. - A Look Inside album art Kenny Drew Jr. A Look Inside(CD, Album) Antilles 314 514 211-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CCD-4653 Kenny Drew Jr. - At Maybeck album art Kenny Drew, Jr.* At Maybeck (Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4653 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
ECD 22150-2 Kenny Drew Jr. - Journey, Man! album art Jack Walrath & Hard Corps, Craig Handy, Bobby Watson (2), Kenny Drew Jr., Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis Jack Walrath & Hard Corps, Craig Handy, Bobby Watson (2), Kenny Drew Jr., Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis - Journey, Man!(CD, Album) Evidence (5) ECD 22150-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
70561 Kenny Drew Jr. - Passionata album art Kenny Drew Jr. Passionata (Album) Arkadia Jazz 70561 US 1998 Sell This Version
SJL 1004 Kenny Drew Jr. -  Follow The Spirit album art Kenny Drew Jr. Follow The Spirit(CD, Album) Sirocco Jazz Limited SJL 1004 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TCB 99352 Kenny Drew Jr. - Solo - This One's for Bill album art Kenny Drew Jr. Solo - This One's for Bill(CD, Album) TCB Records (2) TCB 99352 Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
3-6969-2 Kenny Drew Jr. - Jazz Meets Weill And Gershwin album art Kurt Weill, David Taylor, Kenny Drew Jr., Daniel Schnyder Kurt Weill, David Taylor, Kenny Drew Jr., Daniel Schnyder - Jazz Meets Weill And Gershwin (Album) Koch Jazz 3-6969-2 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
TCB 21152 Kenny Drew Jr. - Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival '99 album art Kenny Drew Jr. Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival '99(CD, Album) TCB Records (2) TCB 21152 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
WV 2001 N+I Kenny Drew Jr. - Ravel Jazz album art Peter Waters, Kenny Drew Jr., Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur* Peter Waters, Kenny Drew Jr., Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur* - Ravel Jazz(CD) Winterthur WV 2001 N+I Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
02322, CCn’C 02322 Kenny Drew Jr. - Songbook album art Daniel Schnyder Featuring Kenny Drew Jr*, Kristjan Järvi, Symphony Orchestra Of Norrlands Opera Daniel Schnyder Featuring Kenny Drew Jr*, Kristjan Järvi, Symphony Orchestra Of Norrlands Opera - Songbook(CD, Album) CCn'C Records, CCn'C Records 02322, CCn’C 02322 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
rar1004CD Kenny Drew Jr. - Duality album art Kenny Drew, Jr.* & Larry Coryell Kenny Drew, Jr.* & Larry Coryell - Duality(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Random Act Records rar1004CD US 2011 Sell This Version