Kenwood Dennard is a world-class drummer and educator. He has released standout albums and toured the world with some of the finest in the music business. His accomplishments are many:
- -Extensive performing experience with artists including George Clinton, Chick Corea, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and others
- Leader on CDJust Advanceon Big World Records, featuring Marcus Miller and Hiram Bullock
- Recordings includeThe Sweetest Days,Vanessa Williams;Live at Montreaux,Miles Davis and Quincy Jones;Nothing Like the Sun,Sting; and others
Celebrating 23 years at Berklee College of Music, he has trained countless successful musicians(Living Color, Christian Scott, Primus, Spin Doctors, P-Funk, Def Leppard, Lettuce, Animals as Leaders, Consider the Source, Medeski, Martin and Wood and countless others) his method at Berklee and around the world.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the “Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault” on his official website http://www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. “Joe Kelley Radio” has been on the radio airwaves since 1982. Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault co-host the show and are well-respected in the music business as creative air personalities and supporters of independent musicians . Our web site is located at www.joekelleyradio.com . The show broadcasts 24 hours/ 7 days a week here, and also, live locally, in Fairfield, CT on WVOF 88.5 FM , on Mondays from 6pm-8pm EST.
The show features creative music in funk, R&B, jazz, blues, rock, hip-hop, latin, and gospel. In addition, Joe Kelley has interviewed renowned musicians such as Victor Wooten, Sheila E. , Foley, Robin Duhe, Jef Lee Johnson, Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir, Rhonda Smith, Bernie Worrell, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bland, Larry Graham, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Steve Smith, St. Paul Peterson, JD Blair, Tori Ruffin, Kat Dyson, Eric Person, actor Jeff Daniels, Junior Giscombe, John Scofield, EC Scott, John Blackwell, Mystic Bowie, and many others. Finally, “Joe Kelley Radio” hosts an in-house concert series.