Kenyon Carter is an Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist and recording artist recognized for his melodic smooth jazz compositions and engaging live performances. He expresses his creative and soulful style through a beautiful and sultry sound. Although unique and entirely unmistakeable, he has been compared to contemporary smooth jazz favorites like Boney James, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright.
Join Kenyon and his all-star band as they celebrate the release of his new album, Game On. This CD release party will feature Dan Barazu on guitar, Tyrone Jackson on keyboards, Tim Aucoin on bass, and John David on drums playing tunes from this brand new contemporary jazz release. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first to hear Kenyon’s new tunes (that range from tender and sensual to high-energy songs like the title track that features smooth jazz guitar giant, Chuck Loeb) in the best room in the city to hear live music. Get your tickets now – last year’s CD release party sold out quickly!
Songs For My Father, Kenyon’s 2014 release, is a dedication to his father, Kent Carter, who passed away in early 2013. The album debuted at #4 on iTunes’ top jazz album chart, features jazz arrangements of ten all-time favorite gospel hymns and has received rave reviews and airplay on jazz radio. “The Jazz Evangelist,” Scott Fugate declares “Kenyon’s virtuosity is on full display here in his diverse arrangements as well as his range, covering a spectrum of jazz styles from blues, swing, smooth, straight ahead, and even a light bossa on “To God Be The Glory.” This album is a rich, relaxing and spiritual experience that will warm your soul.”
Raised in South Georgia, Kenyon’s call to jazz came early, picking up his first saxophone at thirteen. He began his formal education at Valdosta State University, where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Jazz Performance and Music Education. Later, he pursued graduate work at Georgia State University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies.
Kenyon’s debut album, Right By My Side, is a smooth jazz album that crosses over into easy listening and instrumental pop. The melodic tunes, with their colorful landscapes of rhythms and grooves, helped the project gain widespread international airplay and two of the tracks earn placement on GrooveJazzMusic.com’s “Top 100 Smooth Jazz Songs” list in 2012.
Today, Kenyon lives in Atlanta with his wife, Chris, and keeps an active calendar of live performances and studio projects. Songs for My Father and Right By My Side are now available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and directly from www.kenyoncarter.com.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $22.
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