Kennedy-bio

Kennedy Atkinson

Born – Elizabeth Town, NC (1961) Music– Started playing music since 1969

Artists you have played with:

1st Group – Loose Change, 1st pro gig with The Moments (Ray, Goodman, and Brown), Alexander O’Neal, Altheia Rene’ (jazz flute), Arrested Development, East Coast Sky, Eric Benet, Eric Darius (Jazz Saxophonist), Frankie Beverly & Maze, Gail Johnson (jazz pianist), Ginnette Harris (Jazz Saxophonist), James Brown, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny G, Marcus Johnson, OutKast/ Big Boi/ Sleepy Brown, Pamela Williams, Phil Collins, Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Santana, Signature Series/ Main Street Band, The Atkinson Brothers, Vesta Williams, Von Demetrius

Opening Act: Alexander O’Neal, Babyface, Eric Benet’, Frankie Beverly & Maze, James Brown, Kenny G, Kool & The Gang, Ohio Players, Phyllis Hyman, S.O.S Band, Stephanie Mills, The Deele

Written Music for: Arrested Development (co-wrote 7 albums, 17 songs made the billboard charts globally), Co-Wrote with DJ Taz, Jagged Edge, Kid Rock, Phred Bolton, Silk, Temptations, Theme song for Radio DJ Frank Ski morning show (Atlanta), William Bell

TV Work: Documentary Film – was interviewed for the Maurice White film project Interview by TMZ for the high school icon contest that lead to the American Idol opportunity Judge for pre-qualifying American Idol (winner – Scotty McCreery) Music was featured on the Hulk Hogan reality show Music was featured on the tv show “UnSung” Vesta Williams, Arrested Development storylines Music was featured on the Tyra Banks show Music was played on the Kimora Simmons reality show Performed at Disney Studios (Los Angeles) Performed at The Cannes Film Festival Performed at the New Faces Award Show in Germany Performed on MTV & VH1 Performed on Soul Train (Japan) Worked with Michael Bivens (New Edition) as a judge for Talent Search Contest

Music Tours by Country: Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Dubai, Europe (Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Austria, France), Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Nigeria, Turkey, UAE, USA