Jazz recording artist Dr. Kenneth Love aka Kenny Love, (whose "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" Jazz release is available via downloads or CD at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/KennyLove110), has worn many hats in the musical arena -- international radio/video promoter, media publicist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist.
His foray into the world of music began at the age of four when, as he recalls, “A miniature trumpet was casually removed from my grasp (and lips) during preparation for a March of Dimes parade as a result of my having failed to cause it to transmit sound, although I was huffing and puffing quite professionally.” This would later become the first instrument for which he received formal training and ultimately mastered.
A native of Texas, Dr. Love received musical training from 1970-1976 while in elementary, junior high, and high school, eventually adding the bass guitar, strings, piano, and an extensive study of music composition to his repertoire.
He also spent two years at Prairie View A&M University in Texas as a Music Education Major. At the completion of his sophomore year, he joined and spent four years in the United States Army, after which time he became an independent recording artist.
He would later return to his college studies to complete a Bachelor of Music Education degree, a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Marketing and a Ph.D./Doctorate in Business Marketing.
Dr. Love performed with several bands in Texas and Germany over the years, including; The Lights of Soul (1976), Instant Function (1976-1978), Just Us & Duane (1982), High Rise (1984-1985), Nightwynd (1987), and The Wall of Jazz (2009).
In 1984, he was signed by the notable major label R&B producer Aubrey "Skip" Gravatt, after Gravatt, also credited with having discovered disco queen Evelyn Champagne King, heard one of Kenny’s studio recordings. The major label deal never materialized, however, due to Mr. Gravatt's untimely death. Kenny, subsequently, released several independent single recordings that received both international radio airplay and print media coverage.
After successfully marketing, promoting, and publicizing his first commercial recording independently in 1991, Dr. Love began a new career in the music industry as an international radio/video promoter and media publicist. He retired in 2010 to return to his first loves of music composition and music production.
Until 2011, Kenny had released no albums as a solo artist, but did release three R&B/Dance singles as a solo artist, entitled "All Of My Love," and "Just Want To Dance (With You)," in 1991 and "Vampire Love" in 2003, all of which received international accolades. He has just released a 10-song compact disc titled "cAsE sEnSiTiVe” that is already enjoying radio airplay in the U. S. and abroad.
The multi-talented, multifaceted entertainer serves on the "cAsE sEnSiTiVe” release as; composer, lyricist, producer, bassist, keyboardist, string player, and vocalist. He admits that he enjoys composing, recording and producing equally because each contains its own unique and separate element and experience. He describes his personal genre as a Jazz/World hybrid, stating “My sound was developed after I discovered the amazing 'colorization' that can be affected and executed via inverted 7th, 9th, and 11th chords within a musical composition.”
Dr. Love's musical influences include The Crusaders, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Lenny White, Earth Wind & Fire, and Donald Byrd. He readily admits that the best advice he’s ever been given is “Don’t sign with a major label,” and says he is still assessing the worst advice. Kenny attributes his longevity and success in the music industry to “Taking the next breath, struggling, and survival – though not necessarily in that particular order.”
Visit Dr. Love's website for more details at http://www.kennylovejazz.com
Visit his public relations website for entertainment artists, i.e., musicians, recording artists, writers, authors, filmmakers, etc. at http://wwww.1waypr.com.
Review Kenny's CD Cover graphics at http://www.kennylovejazz.com/cAsEsEnSiTiVe.html
Listen to a RADIO interview with Kenny at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/girlpower/2011/05/10/interviewing-jazz-musician-kenny-love
Kenny Love (Composer, Bass, Piano, Strings, All Vocals)
Haley Kitts (Flugelhorn, Trumpet)
Rob Holbert (Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)
Candace Lee (Keyboard)
Joe Trapani (Guitar, Drums)
Jonathan Musgrove (Trombone)
Mark de Hertzog (Tenor Saxophone)
Adam Hutcheson (Alto Saxophone)
Gaika James (Trombone)
Tyler Mire (Trumpet)
Produced by Dr. Kenneth Love
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