With credits ranging from Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter and Andra Day to Lauryn Hill and a roster of acclaimed «musician’s musicians» in between
Kennedy's joy and passion are contagious. This particular Kennedy Administration is ushering in a brand new «Great Society» of sweet music.
KENNEDY, Lead Singer Motor City native Kennedy made her way to New York not too long ago. She carved out a formidable body of work thanks to a vocal style that combines resemblances of significant influences like Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, Anita Baker, a dash of Luther Vandross, and a particular mix of playfulness and seductive poise. In a few short years since coming east, in one of the world's most competitive entertainment capitals, Kennedy has amassed gigs and collaborations with Lalah Hathaway, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Lattimore, Monifah and Cheryl Pepsi- Riley.
ONDRE J, Keys Ondre is a celebrated keyboardist, composer, recording artist and bandleader from the Czech Republic. On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, he’s also music director and resident organ player at a Gospel Church in Brooklyn. In 2016 he made his first appearance, courtesy of Grammy Award winning jazz singer Gregory Porter, on a recording for the venerable Blue Note jazz label. His resumé already boasted dates Glastonbury and North Sea Jazz festivals, an opening slot with Andra Day for r&b star Toni Braxton, performance with the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and a tour in front of total of 70,000 people as keyboardist for French pop singer Ayo.
NAT TOWNSLEY, Drums Playing drums in his father's church at the age of three was a natural progression that barely hinted at all this musical prodigy would accomplish. Nathaniel has traveled all over the world, playing a broad range of different genres of music. He utilized his unparalleled skills to record and tour with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Alejandro Sanz, Nile Rogers & Chic, The Zawinul Syndicate, Lalah Hathaway, Jessica Simpson and the Kiss FM Band- Karl Brown Smooth Improvisations, just to name a few. His keenness and sensitivity to music, people and the world around him, continually elevates him beyond being an extraordinary drummer. Truly, even in silence, Nathaniel’s unique touch can be heard through the legacy of his artistry!Download full biography
Kennedy Administration Live @ Leverkusener Jazz Tage 2017
Kennedy Administration live @ the Groove NYC, 2016
The Kennedy Administration - "Heaven Only Knows/Just The Two Of Us" Kennedy (vocals), Ondrej Pivec (keys), Dmitry Gorodetsky(bass), and Nat Townsley (drums)
Kennedy - Beyonce's "Drunk In Love" / 45 Riots 2015 Big Band Music Video
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«…If fairness plays any part in quality music reaching the masses these days, then Kennedy Administration will reach new commercial heights with Ms. Kennedy giving the cream of modern soul vocalizing…» ~ John Osborne, Jazz FM, U.K.
«…This is the pulse of today’s music - from the street to the dance floor to the souls of our youth…» ~ Pete Fallico, KCSM - The Bay Area’s Jazz Station
«…It’s tough for any great live band to bring the spark of its concert performances into a recording studio, where everything except the clock slows down, and music is assembled piece by painstaking piece. The Kennedy Administration's debut album is a beautiful exception to the rule. [Name of album here] is a group sound that was honed on stage re-emerging in a new form -- a collection of soulful, jazzy original compositions and apt cover songs -- with the essential energy and personality not just intact, but improved.…» ~ Sean Piccoli, music critic, author of biographies on Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead
«…The Kennedy Administration is a powerhouse group that leaves the audience standing and wanting more EVERY time they perform. They're simply incredible.…» ~ Neal Ludevig Executive Direct of Harlem Arts Festival
«…Sexy stuff!…» ~ Alisa Clancy Program Director / Host - KCSM