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GSO Jazz this Saturday Only!

GSO Jazz this Saturday Only!
 
Don’t miss the critically acclaimed Georgia Symphony Orchestra Jazz group this Saturday and the beautiful Earl Strand Theatre in Marietta Square. Led by Sam Skelton (one of my favorite saxophonists of all time), this group of some of Atlanta’s very best musicians will be performing some amazing jazz arrangements from the legendary band, Steely Dan.  The band is really smokin’ and the music is totally unique (and absolutely rockin’)! Come on out – you’ll be glad you did!
 
The Strand
117 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-7016
 
You can get your tickets here:

http://cobbsymphony.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=371354

 
Hope to see you there!
– Kenyon
 
Check out Right By My Side on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and directly from us (as well as most other online music retailers).  
Please visit www.kenyoncarter.com for […]

Kenyon with Nick Rosen & Alex Pershounin

Hi everyone! I wanted to take just a moment to let you know about a couple of opportunities to catch some great live music this weekend:
 
Piccolo Jazz Club this Friday
Nick Rosen, Alex Pershounin and I will be playing at Piccolo, Auburn AL’s best venue for live music, tomorrow night (12/20/12). Come on out and hang with us and enjoy some straight-ahead jazz and delicious eats and drinks! The music starts at 8:00.
 
241 S. College St. Auburn AL 36830
 
We’ll have some copies of the new CD at the gig or you can still order them directly from us at www.kenyoncarter.com.
 
Drive-By Big Band this Sunday
If you’re not in the Auburn area on Friday, you can still hear some great jazz this weekend at the Five Seasons Brewery […]

Merry Christmas 2011!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!
 
I wanted to take just a moment to let you know that we will be playing the jazz brunch at Moondance in Suwanee, GA (www.moondancelounge.com) again this Sunday, December 11 from 11am – 3pm. Moondance is a fantastic venue for live music and the food is amazing! Nick Rosen, John David and I will be playing some of your favorite tunes so come on by, listen a bit and enjoy a delicious brunch. 
 
300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suwanee, GA. 
Just click here for Google Map Directions!
 
Don’t forget you can pick up a few gift CDs at the gig or you can still order them directly from us at www.kenyoncarter.com.
 
Hope to see you (and a few of your best brunch buddies) on Sunday!
 
– Kenyon
 
The CD is also […]

New Sonny Rollins Transcription Book Available Now!

 
Hi!
 
Thank you for your past purchase of Bob Reynolds: “Can’t Wait For Perfect” Transcriptions.  As a valued past customer, I’m sending you this note to introduce my most recent transcription project, Sonny Rollins: 10 Solos, 185 Licks. This new collection features ten of my favorite Sonny Rollins solos but the most exciting thing about this collection is the “vocabulary” portion of the book. 
 
I’ve extracted 185 licks from those ten solos and organized them according to chord type or progression. This section is ideal for use with students who are just developing their vocabulary or seasoned professionals who just want to expand their language. I’ve really enjoying incorporating Sonny’s language into my own playing and my students are excited to be working on authentic licks from a true jazz master.
 
As […]

Kenyon @ Moondance & 1st Tuesday Concert Series

Hi Everyone!
 
I wanted to take a moment to let you know about a couple of exciting performances that are coming in the next few days.
 
Sunday, October 30, 2011
 
I will be playing the jazz brunch at Moondance (in Suwanee) (www.moondancelounge.com) this Sunday, October 30 from 11am – 3pm. Moondance is a fantastic venue for live music and the food is amazing! The incredible Atlanta pianist, Nick Rosen and I will be playing so come on by, listen to some great tunes and enjoy a delicious brunch. 
 
300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suwanee, GA. 
Just click here for Google Map Directions!
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
 
On Tuesday, November 1, the Kenyon Carter Connection (Quintet) will be featured in Abraham Baldwin College’s First Tuesday Concert Series. If you’re in South Georgia, come on out […]

Make plans to join us at Pacific Rim in downtown Atlanta!

Make plans to join us at Pacific Rim in downtown Atlanta! 
 
Friday – September 30  from 5-8 p.m.
 
Enjoy food and drink specials at the 
NEWLY RENOVATED Pacific Rim.
 
You can also pick up a copy of my new CD, 
“Right By My Side” while you’re there! 
1 for $15 – 2 or more for $10 each (with free gift bag). 
 
Come on out for live jazz music and delicious food and drinks.  We look forward to seeing you (invite a friend!)   
 
For more information on Pacific Rim and directions – visit www.pacificrimbistro.com
 
Hope to see you there!
 
– Kenyon
 
 
P.S.  A portion of every album sale will be donated to Emerge Scholarship – a program dedicated to providing scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant obstacles, and who […]

Why not write a review?

 Why not share it? 
 
Several internet radio stations have been playing tracks from “Right By My Side” and a big publicity push will be coming in the next few months (releasing “Skyline” as the first single).  Thank you for being among the first to purchase and listen to this album…and thank you for sharing your feedback with me too.  
 
HUGE FAVOR to ask – as you know, customer reviews are very helpful to others looking to purchase music… Please share your feedback (rating, comments, review) on  iTunes and Amazon so that others can get a feel for this music and can make an informed decision to buy this album too!    
 
To share your feedback on iTunes: 
 
1- Click HERE
2- Click “Open in iTunes” (beneath the album art)

3- […]

The CD is now available for sale on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and directly from us.

I am thrilled to announce that my first smooth jazz/instrumental pop album is now available for SALE!!!  Thanks to all those who purchased the pre-release version and gave us your feedback.  Your support means so much to us!
 
The CD is now available for sale on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and directly from us (as well as most other online music retailers).  Please visit www.kenyoncarter.com  for these purchase options or you can always purchase directly from us (with cash or check) if/when we see you in person at an upcoming show.  
 
These CD’s make great gifts, so if you would like to purchase more than one, the price drops to $10 each and we can include a really nice gift bag. This makes a terrific (and […]

LAST DAY to get the pre-release version of “Right By My Side”

TODAY is the LAST DAY to get the pre-release version of “Right By My Side” and participate in our marketing survey. 
 
Go to www.kenyoncarter.com TODAY to download your digital pre-release and qualify for your FREE physical CD.
 
 
So far here’s a sampling of what people are saying:
 
“Kenyon really tells his story with Right By My Side. The passion of his tone lets you know that there is desire and purpose in each song!” 
-Lee Hogans, Trumpeter, Prince, Jay-Z, Jill Scott, etc.
 
“Great tone, great melodies …. Kenyon has it all!” 
-Paul “SHILTS” Weimar, Best Selling Smooth Jazz Saxophonist
 
“Excellent job on your debut. Great tone, nice choice of tunes and an outstanding band.” 
-Fred Vigdor, Saxophonist, Average White Band
 
“…Flip Flops reminds me of that great era of Spyra Gyra.” 
– Blake Aaron, […]

LAST WEEK to get the pre-release version of “Right By My Side”

 Hi Everyone,
 
I just wanted to let you know that this is the LAST WEEK to get the pre-release version of “Right By My Side” and participate in our marketing survey. 
 
As a special THANK YOU for your support and efforts, we will throw in a FREE physical CD once they are back from the printer. (You get a digital copy AND a physical copy for less than the price of the physical disc.)
 
Go to www.kenyoncarter.com today to download your digital pre-release and qualify for your FREE CD as soon as they’re available.
 
 
So far here’s a sampling of what people are saying:
 
“Kenyon really tells his story with Right By My Side. The passion of his tone lets you know that there is desire and purpose in […]

Kenyon is appearing with Joe Gransden’s Big Band Tonight!

Kenyon is appearing with Joe Gransden’s Big Band Tonight!
BIG BAND NIGHT 5/3 AT CAFE 290 BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW! THIS WILL BE A SOLD OUT SHOW! Come join Joe and his Smokin’ 16 piece Big Band for a swingin’ evening of Jazz. You’ll hear arrangements from the songbooks of Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Ray Charles and others along w/Joe’s originals. Joe has put together 16 of the finest jazz musicians in the Southeast to bring you an evening of great Big Band music. Joe’s special guest May 3rd is Jazz Vocal Great Theresa Hightower! Check out her website! http://www.theresahightower.com/home.html When: May 3rd (it’s a recurring event the 1st and 3rd Monday of each Month). Time : 8:30PM Where: Cafe […]

We could REALLY use YOUR help and support!

Hey Everybody!
 
After four years, I’m thrilled to be at the stage where I can finally share my first album with you! I’m very proud of the project and had a blast working with some of the very best musicians I know to complete it! (Joe Gransden – trumpet, Chris Blackwell – guitar, Tyrone Jackson – keys, Billy Thornton – bass, & John David – drums)
 
We are in the process of printing the CD, working on distribution channels and creating the marketing materials for this release. Now we’re hoping youcan help us out with some “marketing descriptions” and “what people are saying testimonials”. 
 
We could REALLY use YOUR help and support!
 
We would be thrilled if you PURCHASED the album at www.kenyoncarter.com sometime this week and listened […]

Free iPhone ringtones

Hello Friends,  
 
I have finally completed my first album and it’s now available for digital download at www.kenyoncarter.com.  I’m very proud of the project and had a blast with some of the very best musicians I know in the studio to complete it! (Joe Gransden – trumpet, Chris Blackwell – guitar, Tyrone Jackson – keys, Billy Thornton – bass, & John David – drums). I would be thrilled and honored if you purchased a copy of the pre-release album today and become part of our “test audience”.  As a thank you – I am offering free iPhone ringtones (of each of the songs) from the website as well. 
 
In the coming months – we will do a true “CD Release” and will have the album for sale as […]

Get the Debut CD NOW at www.kenyoncarter.com!

Get the Debut CD NOW at www.kenyoncarter.com!
 
I’m thrilled to announce that my debut album “Right By My Side” is NOW available at www.kenyoncarter.com. 
Please check it out! 
 
This is the pre-release digital version (CD and ITunes version coming in the next few months). 
Thank you in advance for your support! 
 
Piccolo Jazz Club this Friday
 
This Friday (4/8) Kenyon will be performing with Atlanta favorites, John David (drums) and Robby Handley (bass)  at Auburn’s very best spot for live music. Join the guys at Piccolo, 241 S. College St. from 8-11 for a night of great music and delicious eats and drinks!
Moment’s Notice Big Band at the 57th Fighter Group
 
This Sunday (4/10) Kenyon will be performing with some of Atlanta’s favorite jazz musicians at  the Headquarters of the 57th […]

TV and movie themes presented CSO Jazz style!

CSO Jazz! Live at the Strand
 
This Saturday Kenyon will be performing with CSO Jazz! This group of some of Atlanta’s very best musicians is led by saxophone virtuoso Sam Skelton and will be presenting some all-time favorite TV and movie themes presented CSO Jazz style! 
The CSO Jazz continues to be the best band in all of Atlanta. Now in its second year of partnering with the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Marietta Square, the ensemble will present two shows as a part of the CSO season.
Saturday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00 PM
The Strand
117 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-7016
 
Click here to get your tickets!
 
Piccolo Jazz Club this Friday
 
This Friday Kenyon will be performing with some of Auburn’s favorite jazz musicians at Auburn’s very […]