KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION Opens the 2019 New Year's Show on GingerNewYork in NYC
Ms. Kennedy Steps to the Stage to Launch the New Year's Live! GingerNewYork TV Show at Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Studios in Manhattan. RSVP for Studio Audience. Friday, January 11, 2019, Spectrum Ch. 34 & 1995, 2pm
The band has a self-titled debut album that cracked the U.S. iTunes top 40 upon its September 2017 release. The 10-track Kennedy Administration, on Germany's Leopard label, showcases the deep chemistry and songwriting talents of these superb musicians, including the vocalist who provides the spark and the soul — and the name.
That would be Kennedy herself. A Michigan native who did her first singing in church, Kennedy grew up with few limits on her listening. Everyone from Anita Baker to Ella Fitzgerald, Sade to Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews to Prince, Kennedy heard and embraced. Since moving east, she has worked with Eric Benét, Kenny Lattimore, Monifah and Cheryl Pepsi-Riley, among others — her calling card a voice that combines great influences with character all its own.
Along the way she met another New York transplant: Ondre J, a keyboardist, composer and recording artist originally from the Czech Republic, currently a touring and recording bandmate of Grammy-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter. The collaboration led to a band, which starting in 2014 led to a memorable run at Groove. The core trio was Kennedy, Ondre and drummer Nathaniel Townsley — a studio and touring pro for Mariah Carey, Nile Rodgers and The Public Enemy — with a rotating cast on bass and guitar. Whoever sat in, New York's famously hard-to-impress audiences immediately took to this talented band with the inspirational singer.
As word spread and crowds grew, Kennedy Administration added original songs, and a lineup cohered, with Chelton Grey on bass and Dan Muniz on guitar bringing their own sterling roster of name collaborators and top-flight gigs. The band continues to refine and evolve its sound, wrangling jazz, pop, soul, r&b, hip-hop and rock into a heady, unifying whole. And what began as a side gig has grown into a project with a mission: Make great new music with a spirit of optimism and grit that people everywhere recognize and connect with instantly.
For More Information:
Official Website: https://www.kennedyadministration.com/
125 MacDougal Street
New York City
Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:30pm - 11:30 pm
Publicist: Susan Russo - Four Chord Consulting
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the "Kool Kats…Gotham Nights" greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick's unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Spectrum Cable Channel 34 and HD Channel 1995, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channels 1 and 5.
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Photo of Ms. Broderick Courtesy of Rasheem Morris
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