contemporary saxophonist & composer
Kenney Polson has steadily developed as an accomplished saxophonist/composer since the age of 13. His fluent musical styles include jazz, Latin, classical, new age, rhythm & blues, funk, and gospel. He attended Fresno City College in Fresno, California and earned an Associate of Arts Degree (Music). He studied at California State University- Fresno earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Music Education). Kenney has earned a Masters of Music Degree (Jazz Composition/Arranging) at Howard University in Washington, DC. He has also earned an Education Specialist degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Kenney has been involved as an educator during his musical career and has been sought as a clinician and also as an adjudicator for concert band and jazz band competitions. He has taught both public and private school in Fresno, California; Bogota, Colombia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Portland, Oregon. He has given clinics, performances, and lectures on jazz in Beijing, China. Kenney has recorded with some of the most famous jazz musicians of Brazil, of which many are represented at its release, “Paradise,” that contains many of his compositions and arrangements.
Kenney’s recording, “Paradise” Volume 1, is available worldwide right now. Go to iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Music, or any other major digital store to get your copy. You can also download it to your phone or go to online radio such as Spotify, iHeartRadio, Emusic, Rhapsody, Gracenote, #7 Digital, Target Music Radio, Yandex Music and listen there! Check out his videos on YouTube and other online video websites that feature smooth jazz. Look for his show at a location near you!