MEET THE BAND
Creating an accomplished reputation in an ever-expanding array of musical genres, Shannon Kennedy is recognized as an extraordinarily multi-faceted artist, composer, producer, performer, and recording artist.
Primarily recognized as a ‘powerhouse saxophonist’ throughout Southern California, Kennedy made her international debut performing on the 2007 Smooth Jazz Cruise with some of Smooth Jazz’s best-known performers – Brian Culberston, Craig Chaquico, Boney James, Nick Colionne, Candy Dulfer, and Michael Lington.
Since she has toured and performed with 10,000 Maniacs, Peter White, and has made an appearance on the television series America’s Got Talent as well as the Jimmy Kimmel Show with Mø. Additionally, Shannon Kennedy has produced and recorded several solo projects and she released her fifth full album, Behind Your Eyes.
Shannon currently endorses Rico Reeds, BG France, Rheuben Allen Saxophones, Kenkase Reed Cases, Brancher Mouthpieces, Vibrato Saxophones, and Beechler Mouthpieces.
Visit www.shannon-kennedy.com for more information.
Accomplished producer, composer and guitarist U-Nam is best known for his #1 hit “Street Life” on the US Billboard charts in 2007. But it isn’t just in Smooth Jazz that he has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with, he is also well-known as a respected songwriter and producer in France in the Pop and R&B genres having worked with artists such as Barry White, Kool & the Gang, Billy Paul, French Pop-Idol, MC Solaar and more.
His previous solo release, “Weekend in L.A” (A Tribute to George Benson) has reached the #1 position on Amazon US in the Neo-Soul and Smooth Jazz categories and #1 on iTunes for Jazz in Japan. The album features stars including Patrice Rushen, Phil Perry, Stokley Williams, George Duke, Marcus Miller, et al.
U-Nam has had the opportunity to perform in Russia, Dubai, Malaysia, and tour the US and Europe as part of major festivals.
“C’est Le Funk” the first single from his latest album of the same name, was selected as the “Song of the Year” on KHIT-HD3 ST LOUIS. “Something’s Up,” the second single from C’est Le Funk, reached #29 on the US Billboard Jazz Charts and #15 on the SmoothJazz.com Charts.
In 2014, U-Nam has been touring with saxophonist Shannon Kennedy. Their performances brought them to SoCal (Humphrey’s San Diego, Spaghetinni Seal Beach, Jazz in the Gardens Palm Springs) as well as Malaysia for the World Youth Jazz Festival.
On September 8th, U-Nam released his latest album “C’est Le Funk” which went straight to the top of the charts on its first day, reaching #1 on the Amazon US“Best Sellers” List for Funk Albums, #1 for Smooth Jazz Albums and #19 in Overall Jazz. The single from his latest release, “Smoovin’,” reached #20 on the US BillboardCharts and his highly acclaimed album, “C’est le Funk”, was #1 on the AmazonBest Selling list for Smooth Jazz, Funk and Jazz Fusion.The album has also been #6 on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Charts and #2 on their Indie Charts.
U-Nam currently endorses La Bella Strings, Ibanez Guitars, Kenkase Pick Cases, BG France, and Arturia.
Visit www.unammusic.com for more information.