Kenny Drew Jr. was an American jazz pianist. His music is known for its hard-swinging bluesy sound and large, two-handed rooty chords contrasting with fast runs. The son of jazz pianist Kenny Drew, he did not credit his father as an influence.
|Born:||June 14, 1958, New York City, New York, US|
|Died:||Aug 3, 2014, St. Petersburg, Florida, US|
About Kenny Drew Jr.
Eclectic jazz artist known for a hard-swinging bluesy sound. He also studied classical music and dabbled in chamber music.
He was a pianist for the Iona College Singers while attending the school from 1977 until 1978.
He came in first at Jacksonville's 1990 Great American Jazz Piano competition.
His father was famed jazz pianist Kenny Drew.
He was favorably compared to jazz great Oscar Peterson.
Information related to Kenny Drew Jr.
- Antilles Records artists
- Milestone Records artists
- Verve Records artists