Past Interviews & Press


Interview on Smooth Saturdays with Aysha – Feb 2015 

Smooth Jazz Therapy Groove LTD Review – Jan 2015 

Sonic Soul Reviews – Jan 2015 First Listen – Jan 2015 

Featured video on KJJZ 102.3 – Jan 2015 


“What a treat to have Shannon Kennedy and U-Nam with us!  THEY are Nivo Deux – a partnership of powerful “hybridity” 😀  Yes, they re-define a whole NEW Hybrid, combining a cutting-edge 80’s rebirth – with Electro-Pop and Contemporary Jazz.  It’s energizing and hypnotizing – and blissfully creative!” – Trish Hennesssey, Hybrid Jazz – September 17 

Talking Smooth Jazz – September 14 

Coffee Talk Jazz Radio – October 8 

“NiVO DEUX, the French-American duo based in Los Angeles may be relatively new to the professional music scene but their sound is one that captivates and blends various genres, producing a one-of-a-kind and distinctivesound.With influences that encompass 80′s New Wave, Electro-Pop, Funk, Nu-Disco, Disco and smooth jazz styles, the duo’s core members are comprised of Platinum French R&B/Pop Producer and Chart-Topping Guitarist U-Nam and budding saxophonist and vocalist Shannon Kennedy.” – Cicely Mitchell, 95.6 The Wave Houston 

Smooth Jazz Therapy – “The duo’s first single is the zesty ‘Love’s No Distance’ that was written and produced by U-Nam. It is sure to be an attention grabber and, with niVO DEUX, he might just have hit on a formula that is capable of giving the genre a much-needed shot in the arm.” – Dennis Poole 

“Leur nouveau single est extraordinaire en diversité musicale, cette entrée en matière avec se coup de saxe (Shannon Kennedy) qui vous donne tout de suite le ton du morceau. Sur le saxophone viens s’ajouté l’extraordinaire guitare de U-Nam qui donne a ce morceau ce coté qui vous donne envie de bouger, de danser (un coté Chic).” – Funky Band Radio 

Review of “Behind Your Eyes” on Middle Tennessee Music – April 2013 

Interview on LA Talk Radio‘s “Relevant Music and Muse” with Guy Towe and Cyrene Jagger – March 2013 

“Saxophonist Shannon Kennedy returns with a new cd called, Behind Your Eyes, her fifth since her debut in 2005—is a remarkably sophisticated and diverse collection of mostly vocal music.” – Talking Smooth Jazz Interview – January 2013 


Interview on KSBR 88.5 – November 2012 


An interview on Late Starter Musician about Shannon Kennedy and Teen Jazz – February 2010 

Interview with Richard Henry on Worldwide Jazz – 2010 

Jazz Monthly Interview 


Interview on Talking Smooth Jazz


Review of Shannon’s Performance in Blythe, CA 


Review of Never My Love by Jonathan Widran 

Review of a review of the Mercedez-Benz Taste of Laguna event written by the Jazz Gypsy performance with Peter White by the Jazz Gypsy 

Shannon becomes a Rico Reeds Young Artist

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