Sat., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. 2014
$15; $35 includes dinner package; preregister; BYOB.
Dan Kennedy isn’t your typical new-age musician. A classically trained pianist, he cut his teeth on the genre while studying at the Oberlin Conservatory. There, evenings of improvisation gave way to award-winning compositions rooted in rock and jazz. Bursting with backbeats and rhythmic grooves, this unique approach creates what Corin Nelsen — the Grammy Award-winning producer behind Kennedy’s 2012 release Intuition — calls “infectious, foot-tapping, nostalgia-inspiring melodies.” As an artist who embraces the explorative aspect of music making, the virtuoso is made for live performances, where his accessible, diverse style shines.