Steve Kenny

Steve Kenny


Trumpeter Steve Kenny is active in the Minnesota Jazz community as a Performer, Composer, and Curator. Steve is a founding member of ‘the illicit sextet’, “Group 47”, “What Would Monk Do?” and his own “Quartets”, Steve also curates and produces weekly Jazz series at Jazz Central Studios, The Black Dog Cafe, and in the summertime at Studio Z in Saint Paul. His latest recording, “Quartets”, includes original compositions played by 4 separate ensembles of Twin Cities Jazz musicians, including a Live version of Steve Kenny’s Ghost Suite.

“Jazz Avenger. Give the man a cape. Even better, go to see his shows.” – Minn Post¬†

“A terrific trumpeter and a hilarious emcee” – Star Tribune

“Trumpeter Steve Kenny favors smoldering hard-bop inventiveness” – City Pages

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