Temptations in town

Posted on June 23, 2015

Kenny will appear in the ensemble backing temptationsup the Temptations on June 21 at 7:00 P.M. at the Greensburg Palace Theater.

2015 NFA Jazz Flute Competition

Posted on June 23, 2015
The National Flute Association recently informed Dr. Powell that he won the 2015 NFA Jazz Flute Competition. He will perform in Washington, D.C. at the 43rd Annual National Flute Association Convention ” Out of Many, One” at Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on August 15. Winner's Certificate

Kenny with THE QUEEN

Posted on April 18, 2015

Kenny willQueen of Soul, Aretha Franklin appear with the one and only “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 P.M.

Aretha returns to Pittsburgh for her first appearance in over 13 years! Don’t miss an evening full of her greatest hits with one of music’s most legendary icons.

Kenny caught in the act at Fat Cat’s

Posted on January 14, 2014

Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club is located on Deck 6 of Kenny on NCL EpicNorwegian Cruise Lines,  “Epic”.   This Club has a split personality featuring both jazz and the blues and a great reputation for consistent talent. By day, jam with the performers – at night, the professionals hit the stage.

It looks like Kenny has his sea legs.

Posted on November 26, 2013


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The Cannonball saxophone company recently added Dr. Powell on their website recognizing him as a distinguished educator who performs on Cannonball instruments.

PJO Holiday Celebration featuring Freddy Cole

Posted on November 22, 2013

PJO-121413Take a break from your busy holiday prep with The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Annual Holiday Celebration! The PJO returns to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild for the first time with their annual holiday celebration. Artistic Director of the Orchestra, Sean Jones, says, “We want to try to recreate the spirit of what the holiday is all about.” This very popular concert spreads Christmas cheer and old favorites receive a jazz makeover, as the skilled musicians of the PJO render a new treatment on holiday classics, and turn the holiday season into a unique celebration of wonder, bliss and merriment the whole family will enjoy. With featured vocalist Freddy Cole, who The New York Times says, “has an impeccable sense of swing…he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.”

Jazz in the Box featuring Kenny Powell

Posted on September 05, 2013

On October 10jazz-box_750x600, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center presents Jazz in the Box featuring Kenny Powell and Red Velvet.


Jazz in the Box is a series of four jazz concerts that showcase the best of local jazz in the Center’s unique studio theater.   Different groups will bring their smooth and mellow jazz sounds for a terrific evening of entertainment.  Kenny’s performance is the second in the series.


Click here or on the Jazz in the Box image to see the full Poster with details.


Looking forward to seeing you!

Music brings student and admin together

Posted on June 13, 2013

kenny-studentWhen PA Cyber student and outstanding violinist Gabrielle Faetini was asked to perform as part of jazz ensemble for a doctoral recital at the University of Pittsburgh, she didn’t know it would put her on stage with a PA Cyber senior administrator, Dr. Kenneth Powell.


The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School website tells the story.  Read it here.



August Wilson Center Season Starts

Posted on September 19, 2011

Our Father, Who Art Blakey
September 17, 2011 | 8 pm | $20 – $40

The 2011-2012 season kicks off with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra in a celebration of the life and legacy of Art Blakey, the Pittsburgh native who blazed a trail for jazz hopefuls, and created his own style of drumming that became famous around the globe. Featuring special guest master drummers Roger Humphries, James Johnson, Cecil Brooks III and Tom Wendt, this event will celebrate Blakey’s contribution to jazz and the unique lineage of jazz drumming that emerged from the Pittsburgh region.

The August Wilson Center Family Series Presents:

SWING! Mary Lou Williams’ Musical Adventure in the Land of Oo Bla Dee
Based on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Who is Mary Lou Williams?”
September 17, 2011 | 1PM | $5

Swing with us as we discover how Mary Lou Williams, “the little piano girl from East Liberty” became the “First Lady of Jazz” and a master of ragtime, stride, boogie-woogie, bebop and beyond. Join Sean Jones and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra for an afternoon of fun interactive activities and deeply swinging music including, “Roll ‘Em,” “Walkin’ and Swingin’,” and “In the Land of Oo Bla Dee.”

Friday Night Jazz

Posted on July 05, 2011

Friday evenings
9:00pm – 11:00pm

Great news for Jazz Fans! The Kenny Powell Jazz Trio will be entertaining on the lake view patio at the Juniper Grill in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Kenny will feature select guest artists weekly, including vocalist Denise Sheffey and Keyboardist Joe DeFazio. We’ve found the perfect recipe for your Summer night!