News & Updates from Shannon Kennedy

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…

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French Press for Back Again 

Shannon's album Back Again was featured on Paris Move. Here's the translation:

Smooth jazz evolves from generation to generation, and Shannon Kennedy, a brilliant saxophonist, is a very good example. Shannon is, of course, an artist in smooth jazz, this talented musician also has her roots in the rock of the 80s and in current pop. She offers a rendition of “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele, and even succeeds in making a version much more interesting than the original. “Back Again” is as much an informal…

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Press for Back Again 

"Back Again is an enjoyable collection of tunes that have many styles and sounds all presented in a smooth jazz styling. Overall, the music is themed by a feel-good vibe with smooth saxophone playing leading the way. There is a little funk, R&B, some pop and a whole lot of sounds that let you know this is smooth jazz. Back Again is an album that has a smooth jazz base, but it is clear that Kennedy had a good time exploring other contemporary musical influences. Another win for Kennedy and her positive

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Back 2 Back - the latest release from Saxophonist Shannon Kennedy 

Los Angeles, CA -- April 9, 2020 - Following the success of Back Again, Jazz Saxophonist, Shannon Kennedy announces her second release in a series of new 80’s-inspired music “Back 2 Back”. 

“Back 2 Back” is Shannon Kennedy’s seventh album as a solo artist. It features fourteen distinct tracks that highlight her skills as a unique and gifted vocalist. “Back 2 Back” includes five covers, “I Want You to Want Me” from Cheap Trick, Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You”, “Best Friend” by Sofi Tukker…

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New Review of Back Again in French 

Paris Move published a fantastic review of my album "Back Again" released in 2019. It's in French, so here is a translation:

"Smooth jazz evolves from generation to generation, and Shannon Kennedy, a brilliant saxophonist, is a very good example. If Shannon is, of course, a smooth jazz artist, this talented musician looks to her roots in 80s rock or in current pop, putting her touch on “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele, and even succeeding in making a much more interesting version than the original. "Back…

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