Kenny Wesley

Kenny Wesley

 Washington, Washington, D.C., USA

Funky, soulful, loud, gentle, yet ethereal.


He is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist with a range spanning four octaves, and a linguist who speaks five languages.  His name is Kenny Wesley.  With two acclaimed projects, nine Washington-Area Music Award (Wammie) nominations, multiple collaborations and compilation features, and a slew of high-profile performances under his belt, including a 2nd prize win as the sole U.S. representative for the 2013 Montreux Jazz Festival’s Shure Vocal Competition, Kenny has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern music movement.  His songs, fusing elements of funk, classical, folk and jazz, have been prominently featured on radio, film and TV – including the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance.  A welcomed guest to festivals and legendary venues across the globe such as SXSWTheKennedy Center, Blues Alley, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The Fillmore, The Blue Note, Black Cat, Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, and The Apollo Cafe, he has shared the stage with numerous artists and musicians including Alice Smith, Eric Roberson, Maysa, Vinx, Rachelle Ferrell, Stephanie Mills, Vikter Duplaix, Leela James, Federico Peña, Charnett Moffett, Frédéric Yonnet, Mino Cinélu, Debórah Bond, Kindred and The Family Soul, N’Dambi and Syleena Johnson.

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Written By: Noah Lifschey,Kenny Wesley, Kenny Wesley

WON’T LET IT GO (N. Lifschey/K. Wesley)
©N. Lifschey/K. Wesley 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Another step, another cry, another hilltop scattered
And the sun it smiles the same
Another hope, another song, another mountain higher
And the sun it smiles the same

I won't let it go
The world surrounds me
There's so much to say
In so many ways

I won't let it go
The world is colliding
There's (just) so much to say
Let's put it all away

The time is then, the time is now, yeah we stay ever-reaching
And the sun it smiles the same
The lilt of rain, the seething pain, a fallen cinder glowing
And the sun it smiles the same

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh…/Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh



Studio albums[edit]

  • The Real Thing (2013)

Remixed singles[edit]

  • Feels Good [Pinker Tones Remix] (2012)[14]
  • The Window [Mr. Robot Remix] (2012)[15]
  • The Window [MTS Remix] (2012)[16]
  • Rock With You [Luv Dlux Remix] (2012) [17]


  • Kenny Wesley - Sorry (2008)
  • Kenny Wesley - Serenity (2008)
  • Kenny Wesley - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2008)
  • DJ Speak Greene featuring Kenny Wesley & Kev.O - All an Illusion (2009)
  • Kenny Wesley - The Window (2011)
  • 76 Degrees West Band featuring Ronald Payton & Kenny Wesley - Shining Star (2011)
  • Kenny Wesley - Won’t Let It Go (2012)
  • Kenny Wesley feat. Carlton Hicks - Toyland (2012)
  • Kenny Wesley - Damaged Goods (2013)


  • I’m Sorry (2008)


  • Various - Holiday Magic CD Compilation (2008)
  • Various - A Taste of HipNOTT Sampler 2009 (2009)
  • DJ Conscience - Presents: A R.E.D. SOUL, True Story (2010)
  • Various - 2010 Kemp Mill Kool Kats CD Compilation (2010)
  • Various - The Contemporary Songbook 3 (2010)
  • Various - 111 East Nu Soul - After Dark, Vol.1 (2010)


  • Kebomusic - The Soul Prototype (2010)
  • Green Tea Beautiful Weirdo (2010)
  • Wes Felton - Land of Sheep, Ran by pigs, Run by Wolves (2010)
  • Wes Felton - Hesomiso (2011)
  • Maimouna Youssef - The Blooming (2011)
  • Green Tea – A Time to B.E. (2012)
  • Trey Eley & Matthew Shell – Freedom (2012)
  • Kebomusic - The Experience (2013)
  • Teisha Marie - The Girl From Nowhere (2013)
  • Wes Felton - Imagine the Future (2013)
  • Mycah Chevalier - When I Give My Love to You (2014)