Kenny Drew Jr.

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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Kenny Drew Jr. The Rainbow Connection (Album) Jazz City Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Kenny Drew Jr. The Flame Within (Album) Jazz City Germany 1989 Sell This Version
660•53•002 Kenny Drew Jr. Third Phase(CD, Album) Bellaphon, Jazz City 660•53•002 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
314-510303-2 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(CD, Album) Antilles 314 514 211-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CCD-4653 Kenny Drew, Jr.* At Maybeck(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4653 US 1995 Sell This Version
70561 Kenny Drew Jr. Passionata(CD, Album) Arkadia Jazz 70561 US 1998 Sell This Version
WV 2001 N+I 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 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
VMS 161 David Taylor, Kenny Drew Jr., Daniel Schnyder David Taylor, Kenny Drew Jr., Daniel Schnyder - Jazz Meets Weill & Gershwin(CD, Album, RE) VMS Musical Treasures VMS 161 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
rar1004CD Kenny Drew, Jr.* & Larry Coryell Kenny Drew, Jr.* & Larry Coryell - Duality(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Random Act Records rar1004CD US 2011 Sell This Version