As a follow up to their 2017 self-titled debut, the Kennedy Administration takes things up a notch or two on Second Term. Once again featuring the dynamic vocals of charismatic soul diva Kennedy and the talents of keyboardist/composer/producer and musical director Ondre J, this Brooklyn-based aggregation of groovemeisters brings an irresistible blend of funk, rock, soul and fun on their uplifting sophomore outing. The album once again showcases the deep chemistry and songwriting talents of these superb musicians, including the vocalist who provides the spark and the soul — and the name. That would be Kennedy herself. A Michigan native who did her first singing in church, Kennedy grew up with few limits on her listening. Everyone from Anita Baker to Ella Fitzgerald, Sade to Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews to Prince, Kennedy heard and embraced. Since moving east, she has worked with Eric Benét, Kenny Lattimore, Monifah, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, GhostNotes, Ray Angry, Jame Genus, Mark Whitfield, Christina Aguilera , Arrested Development, Black Thought, Toshi Reagan, Katherine Russel, Terri Lyne Carrington, Felicia Collins and Cheryl Pepsi-Riley, among others — her calling card a voice that combines great influences with character all its own. Along the way she met another New York transplant: Ondre J, a keyboardist, composer and recording artist originally from the Czech Republic, currently a touring and recording bandmate of Grammy-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter. The collaboration led to a band, which starting in 2014 led to a memorable run at Groove.
Kennedy – voc; Ondřej Pivec – keys; Ricky Pistone – g; Roberto Robinson – dr; Eugene Rogers – b.
Admission: till November 8th seating CZK 1050, standing CZK 500; at the door seating CZK 1150, standing CZK 550; VIP admission: CZK 1500 (sitting by the stage in direct contact with the band).
There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.
Club open at 7pm.
Band website: www.kennedyadministration.com