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Kennedy Administration Holiday Show!

2019-12-13
Showtime: 12:30AM
Doors Open at 12:00AM

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Kennedy Administration Holiday Show!

Across town or across the ocean, for 200 people or 20,000, New York’s Kennedy Administration is lighting up stages and delighting audiences with a stellar fusion of funk, soul, jazz and pop.

A group of musical all-stars with a captivating singer out front, the Kennedy Administration holds down a regular engagement at a popular greenwich village nightclub, groove, while racking up milestones internationally. since 2016, they’ve sold out performances in Europe, Russia and Asia, and at their iconic hometown jazz club, Blue Note. In March 2018, they played the annual Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta — a three-day affair with attendance totaling 115,000. in summer 2018, the Kennedy Administration will open two dates for Elton John at the Black Sea Arena.

A self-titled debut album, released last September on the Germany-based Leopard label, showcases the unique chemistry and songwriting talents of these accomplished musicians, including the Midwestern-born singer who provides the spark and the soul.

That would be Kennedy herself, the band’s namesake, and the reason, really, that a group of players with no shortage of high-level gigs — more on those in a moment — have united to create something new.



A Michigan native who did her first singing in church, Kennedy grew up embracing a range of musical styles, from Elton to Ella, Sade to Beyoncé, Dave Matthews to Prince. Since moving east, she has worked with Christina Aguilera, Kenny Lattimore, Monifah and Cheryl Pepsi-Riley, among others — her calling card a voice that balances great   influences with a timbre and personality all its own.

Along the way Kennedy met another New York transplant: Ondre J, a keyboardist, composer and recording artist originally from the Czech Republic, currently a touring and recording bandmate of Grammy-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter.

Rehearsals led to a band, which led to a memorable run at Groove, with a core trio of Kennedy, Ondre and drummer Nathaniel Townsley — a studio and touring pro for Mariah Carey, Nile Rodgers, Joe Zaiwinul and Lauryn Hill. The rest of the lineup was fluid, but whoever sat in, New York’s famously hard-to-impress audiences immediately took to this talented band with the inspirational singer.

As word spread and crowds grew, the Kennedy Administration added original songs — the electric “Let’s Party,” the wistful “Mamma’s Kisses,” the exhilarating “Victory Song.”

A lineup cohered, with Chelton Grey on bass and Dan Muniz on guitar bringing their own wealth of talents and credits. Grey has worked with Michelle Williams, Will.I.Am., Mary Mary and Alejandro Sanz. Muniz has played elite New York gigs from The Bitter End to Lincoln Center’s Juilliard School to Le Poisson Rouge.

What began as a side gig has grown into a project with a mission: Make soulful new music incorporating jazz, r&b, hip-hop, pop and rock, and to do it all with a spirit of optimism and grit that people recognize and connect with instantly.

 

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