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“Foundaton hosts Black History Month celebration”

By Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress The Lassen College Foundation hosts the annual smooth jazz, gospel and rhythm, and blues concert to honor Black History Month at the Sports Complex of the college from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 15. Doors will open at...

“Sax Man Looks forward to Susanville Return”

LassenNews.com / Lassen County Times By Sam Williams - Managing Editor Jazz sax man Kenney Polson, Looks forward to his return to Susanville at the Lassen College Foundation Scholarship Benefit Concert and Dance held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the  Lassen Community...

Kenney Polson Tours with The Stone City Band

By Ivy Davis The Advocate “I started for all the wrong reasons,” Kenney Polson said. Polson is a member of the MHCC District board of directors, elected in 2015 to a four-year term. He is also a world-traveling, accomplished saxophonist/composer. This summer he plans...

“World Famous Jazz for Kids Hits Portland”

By Jaymee R Cuti The Portland Observer A world-renowned musician will headline The Future of Jan, a Sunday night of jazz and funk with all-stars and rising stars. The 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. event at the Legacy Emanuel Hospital atrium, 501 N. Graham St., is a fundraiser...

“The Kenney Polson Syndrome”

Student writer Campus Digest Nurse, this is definitely a case where a transplant results in a series of foot tapping. hip shaking, head bobbing side effects known throughout the world as the Kenney Poison syndrome. Prognosis: A highly infectious good time ONLY if you...

Reviews

Jazzquad – Review By Leonid Auskern

By Leonid Auskern Of the ten songs of this album, at least seven Polson had a chance to perform with many celebrities. Among them - David Sanborn, Winton Marsalis, Phil Woods and other jazz stars. But it was in smus-jazz that he achieved the greatest personal success,...

Jazz Weekly Review By George W. Harris

by George W. Harris While he’s posing on the cover of this album with his alto sax, Kenney Polson displays a mastery of many reeds, including bass clarinet, even some times alternating on the same tune on this smooth sailing session. His alto is warm and glowing with...

Jazz2Love Review

by Susan Frances Set on the trajectory for mass appeal, saxophonist Kenny Polson's latest release For Lovers Only is sonically smooth and emotively sublime.  Track after track is sheer bliss, featuring Polson's relaxed temperament on the sax augmented by the warm...

Review On allaboutjazz.com By Geannine Reid

 By GEANNINE REID  Saxophonist Kenney Polson may not be a household name but he has a lengthy pedigree in jazz and smooth jazz. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to a musical family; a grandfather worked with Count Basie and Cab Calloway and an uncle sang with the...

“For Lovers Only” Review By Jeff Becker

By Jeff Becker Saxophonist, Kenney Polson is not a new name on the smooth-jazz scene, but certainly he is an accomplished crossover artist. His tunes are a mixture of smooth-jazz and jazz flavored tunes that highlight his prowess as a composer.  Based in the Pacific...

For Lovers Only Review By Steph Cosme

FULL REVIEW Pacific Northwest based jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Polson has appeared on U.S. television with jazz greats Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, David Sanborn and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed live...

Review of Paradise, Volume I

Music Journalist Scott Yanow Reviewed Paradise, Volume I (Prodigee Records): "Polson’s tones on his instruments are beautiful and he loves to caress the melodies, putting a lot of thoughtful emotion into the themes. However, he also stretches out in spots, coming up...

Interviews

Smoothjazz.com

Sandy Shore Interviewed Kenney Polson about the album Paradise, Volume. I Q. How did this album and overall concept for it come about, and what are your ultimate goals with it? A. I was living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the time. It was also a very creative time in...

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