Based in the Pacific Northwest, Smooth Jazz saxman Kenney Polson has performed around the globe. His approach to music focuses on strong, memorable melody, appealing groove, and rich chord structure. Reviewing the album Paradise, Volume I jazz critic Scott Yanow writes, “Polson’s tones on his instruments are beautiful and he loves to caress the melodies, putting a lot of thoughtful emotion into the themes.”
His high-charting 2019 album For Lovers Only, blends smooth jazz with rhythm and blues and includes leading players such as guitarist Bruce Conte and keyboardist Roger Smith (Tower of Power), trumpeter Larry Gittens (Kool & The Gang), guitarist Phil Upchurch (Donny Hathaway and George Benson), and smooth jazz pioneer – pianist Tom Grant. Trombonist Fred Wesley (Parliament Funkadelic) and bassist/vocalist Michael Henderson (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder) are also featured.
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