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The best kept secret in music


"3 Rivers Music Festival"

Kenny Carr and his group the Tigers a Charlotte based "shout" band combinds gospel and jazz into upbeat sounds of celebration and testimony. The band has released 4 internationaly acclaimed Cds and been featured on NPR'S All Things Considered and has appeared on Bet (Black Entertainment Television). Kenny and his Group The Tigers will be sharing the event with such groups as, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Cameo,Crystal Lewis,Al Greena and Outkast. - Columbia Times

"Jingle Bell Rock"

Here's a wrap-up of new Christmas releases. Truth be told, most Chritmas recordings don't rise much above the creative level o "Jingle bells,Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."The old tunes still hold up-is there any prettier song than "Have Yourself a Merry Litte Christmas"? But most currt artists have had a hard time coming up with new holiday standards. It doesn't mean they don't try. Here's a rundown of some of this year's major Christmas releases: Kenny Carr, "Silent Night/O Holy Night". Carr, of his group The Tigers, creates trombone-laced arragements that remind you of a New Orleans jazz. The single only make you long for more. This is a fine sample of Charlotte's most distinctive music. This recording gets the top 3 and 1/2 stars. By : Tommy Tomlinson - The Charlotte Observer


Dancing With Daddy G-Debut LP- 1992
Heaven-LP- 1994
Christmas With Kenny Carr-Single- 1996
Make A Joyful Noise- LP- 1998
Sound The Alarm- LP- 2004


Feeling a bit camera shy


Kenny Carr is known as one of the world’s premier soulful jazz trombonists. Kenny is the original recording artist of shout band music internationally, with such instrumentation as the sousaphone, baritone, trombone, drums, trumpet and the piano. Kenny a native of Charlotte, North Carolina has been said to be soulful jazz’s best-kept diamond.
His music adventure began at the early age of six, when he began playing the trumpet in the church band. He continued to pursue other instruments such as the drums, baritone, bass horn and the piano; he never ceased to amaze the thousands of people listening to him while he played. Kenny later decided to pursue his professional career as a soulful brass trombonist, as a result of this decision Kenny and his group The Tiger’s became known as a bona fide fresh sound in the music world. Throughout his career he has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest musicians, Ramsey Lewis, Wycliffe Gordon, Jonathan Butler, Vickie Winans, John P. Kee and Gladys Knight. Kenny’s music has gained him international news and press; he was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, The Brass Journal News of Switzerland, ITEC International brass Journal of Budapest, Hungary and BET (Black Entertainment Television).
Kenny’s distinctive full brass sound sets him apart from any other group.