Joe Kennedy Jr.

born on 16/11/1923 in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

died on 17/4/2004 in Richmond, VA, United States

Joe Kennedy, Jr. (musician)

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Joe Kennedy, Jr. (1923 - April 17, 2004) was an American jazz violinist and educator. Kennedy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He performed and recorded with pianist Ahmad Jamal and was director of jazz studies at Virginia Tech from 1984. Kennedy performed with Benny Carter, Toots Thielemans, Billy Taylor, and the Modern Jazz Quartet and appeared at major international jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival.

Partial discography

As leader
  • Strings By Candlelight (1962)
  • Accentuate the Positive (1962, with Toots Thielemans)
  • Falling In Love with Love (2002, with Hank Jones)
As sideman
  • Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet (1960)
  • Where've You Been? (1989, with Billy Taylor)
  • The Essence Part 2 (1995, with Ahmad Jamal)
  • Ahmad Jamal a Paris (1996)


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