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Patrick Kenny

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Trombonist
London

Born into a musical family, Patrick played piano and recorder from an early age, took up trombone aged 11, and was also a chorister at Old St Paul’s in Edinburgh, Scotland’s oldest “sang school”. He studied at St Mary’s Music School, and in his final year also obtained the Advanced Jazz Diploma of St Andrew’s University, before going on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where his studies were generously supported by the Donald Dewar Trust, the Cross Trust, and was also awarded and Erasmus Foundation Scholarship which enabled him to undertake a period of study at the Paris Conservatoire. From 2013-16 Patrick pursued an advanced study project, generously sponsored by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, which enabled him to meet and study with leading trombonists across Europe and the USA in the fields of jazz, classical and early music. Patrick’s musical interests have always been very broad, ranging from jazz to classical, early music to the avant-garde and popular. Patrick is currently based in London, working as a freelance trombonist, brass teacher, composer and arranger working across a wide variety of genres and has performed and recorded with many leading artists, including Boy George, The Heritage Orchestra (Goldie, Sparks and Pete Tong), European Jazz Orchestra, Book of Mormon (West End) Peter Andre (Big Night tour 2014, Come Swing with me 2016), London Jazz Orchestra, Scrouge (UK tour), Venetian Casino Macau (In house band 2013), Michelle Burke and James Ross (Celtic Connections 2015), Grand Union Orchestra, Brighton Early Music Festival, The Big Smoke Family, Gizelle Smith, Jesus Cutinio, Chaconne Oscavaldez, Femi Lance Omole, Cuban combination, Future Dub Project, The Boom Yea, Gypsy Hill, Brassroots, Riot Jazz, The Coalminers, Ma’Grass, Mimika Ensemble and many more, Pandora’s Box, Setbual Festival (Portugal) and Galway Early Music Festival. Patrick writes and leads the group ‘London Groove Collective’ and also co-writes with ‘don’t Problem’. Patrick also plays the Carnyx, A 2,000 year old Celtic war horn (of which only two reconstructed examples exist) performing at events including the opening ceremony of the Derry Year of Culture in Ireland, the televised celebrations for the re-opening the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, and final concert of the Belladum Festival 2014. In 2014 he was invited to become a member of the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP). His classical ensemble experience has included Music Theatre Wales, The London Sinfonietta Academy, Dartington Festival Orchestra, Aurora Festival Orchestra Sweden and the Chipping Campden Orchestra. He was also a semi Finalist in the BBC Young Brass Musician of the Year 2010, and has performed at the Mumbai International Festival, International Jazz Conference in Toronto, and as a Young Artist at the International Trombone Festival, Beijing. Trombone Teacher Patrick Teaches at Goldsmiths University, International School of London and Privately. Patrick holds a BMus Degree in classical performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Advanced Jazz Diploma of St Andrew's University and teaches Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Cornet and all recorders as well as Trombone. As a professional performer and improviser on trombone, sackbut and recorder he brings a wealth of practical experience and enthusiasm to his teaching at every level, from beginner to advanced individual instrumental tuition. As well as current music tuition Patrick has been employed as a member of staff for Eaton Square School, Camden Music Service, Lambeth Music service (Brass) and Avanti House. As an ensemble coach he has taught for the Maltese Big Band, and given workshops with the Brighton Early Music Festival and The Grand Union Orchestra

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Baroque, Early music, Folk, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Argentinian, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Hawaiian music, Greek music, Indian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Some Skunk Funk
Laura
Watermellon Man
House Party
Crazy in Love
24K Magic
Respect
Pure Imagination
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Working Day and Night
September
Boogie Wonderland
Purple Rain
Kiss
Treasure
Superstition
Valerie
Give it to me baby
Celebration
Get down on It
Signed Sealed Delivered
Ladies Night
Play that Funky Music
Uptown Funk
Ain't Nobody
AND 100'S AND 100'S MORE - I CAN ALSO TRANSCRIBE AND MAKE SECTION CHARTS FOR SONGS I DON'T KNOW.

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Marcelo A, 2 years ago

I saw Samba Stones play first time back in April at Wylam Brewery in Newcastle. I was so impressed with their energetic and high skilled performance of my favorite Rolling Stones songs in a super attractive Samba style that I took my whole family to catch their performance at the Rhythm Tree Festival in July, and they were absolutely incredible."

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Laura R, 2 years ago

I was impressed with their energy and talent on stage. They were one of the best bands of the festival in Isle of Wight. I enjoyed it a lot!

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