Kenneth has been a musician for the majority of his life. He is a multi-instrumentalist, but has specialized throughout his career in drums & percussion. After spending several of his teenage years playing with a progressive metal band he had put together called “MaelstroM,” Kenneth joined a Gypsy Swing group called the “Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band.” He found his first small time success with this group, including: Going on several California tours, playing on continually larger stages at Ca. Jazz Festivals (Sacramento, San Diego, Pismo, Ect…), producing Several Albums & Music Videos, & gathering a modest but diehard fanbase in our hometown of San Luis Obispo. Kenneth has taken personal lessons with Ed Metz at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp, with Darryl Voss at Cuesta College, & has also attained a Certificate in Professional Music with Daryn Clarke of the Modern Music Academy. He is now quite involved in producing a wide variety of different musical recordings, spanning genres including, but not limited to: Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, Electronic, BlueGrass, Salsa, Swing, EDM. Kenneth is also currentlmusy attending Music Theory & Musicianship classes at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, & also plays with a variety of groups. “The Sunny Nights” is a swing group that Kenneth started, & has grown to a crew of 7 members. He also plays with the Patrick Contreras trio out of Fresno, which specializes in Rock n’ Roll covers played quite literally shredding on a violin. Another group that he has recently joined is an outfit out of Santa Maria called Banjo Bill & The BlueGrass Boys. Kenneth also plays with a Salsa ensemble called “La Vida Son.” We’ll keep you posted as more exciting events arise in Kenneth’s musical career.
- Stevi Sayler
- Derek Ganong