New York Jazz Diary by Ines Kuusik
By Ines Kuusik. The bass player – Tom Kennedy was just ridiculous – more than perfect technique, great groove and sound

BassPlayer: Tom Kennedy Masterclass, Neck Spans & Note Slurs
By Chris Jisi. Tom Kennedy wants to make you feel uncomfortable. But don’t worry, it’s all in the name of better bass playing.

Bass Musician Magazine March 2012: Tom Kennedy
By Rick Suchow. It would be hard to overstate Tom Kennedy’s mastery of jazz bass.

BassPlayer: Questions For Tom Kennedy
By John Goldsby. Tom has gone on to accomplish great things in the music world, and has become known as one of the few virtuoso bassists equally comfortable on electric and acoustic.

Bass Musician Magazine: Tom Kennedy’s Just For The Record
By Raul Amador. Much of the music on this recording is Tom’s composition, along with a stellar lineup of musicians flawlessly executing the score.


Tom Kennedy plays a bass solo with Mike Stern at The Stockholm Jazz Fest. July 16 2009. Mike Stern – Guitar; Tom Kennedy – Bass; Dave Weckl – Drums

Moscow, Triumph of Jazz Festival, Moscow International House of Music, 06.02.2010
Mike Stern – Guitar; Dave Weckl – Drums; Tom Kennedy – Bass
Tom Kennedy’s Acoustic Bass solo on “It is Only a Paper Moon” in the Sonny Costanzo Concert Series – Quinnipiac University.Ray Kennedy, piano; Tom Kennedy, bass; Jeff Tillman, guitar. 


Live in Jazz Club Minden, 5/19/2012. Lee Ritenour, guitar; Dave Grusin, piano; Tom Kennedy, bass; Sonny Emory, drums. 

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MIKE STERN – The Mike Stern Band, Miles Davis
“Tom Kennedy is one of the best bass players I’ve ever played with in my life. I’m very proud to be included on his record and very happy he’s on my next record.”

“You can hear him on many CDs, solo and in collaboration with other artists who are wise enough to ask him to enhance their compositions with his incredible talent. But for me, to be in the presence of Thomas Kennedy, to hear the magic that he delivers with every note is truly to see genius at work. You see, I have the honor of being on stage with this artist many a night and along with the audience I am moved to awe. We watch how he transforms each note with reverence into a vibrational eloquence that soothes the very soul of each listener. Whether it be fast or slow, no note goes unrecognized and believe me, that note appreciates being released in its tonal perfection. To behold this intimate love affair between Tom and his long trusted traveling companion, the bass, is something you must witness at least once in your life. Then you too will join the collective gasp from all as those vibrations heighten and tantalize the senses of the soul. And I, as facilitator of the evening, get the privilege to proclaim to the world, “Behold. The Master at Work.”

“It would be hard to overstate Tom Kennedy’s mastery of jazz bass, with a resume that runs as deep as his groove and feel.”

“Tom Kennedy opens his third album as a leader, Just for the Record, by running his electric bass in dizzying circles around Dave Weckl’s bouncy drums. “Breakneck” is a short, bubbly exercise in speed, the musicians playfully sparring with their instruments. It showcases Kennedy’s prodigious abilities, but also highlights the friendships and strong musical relationships that have defined his career.”


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