NICE TO MEET YOU
Hi, there’s chance we might have met, but if not, thanks for dropping by.
Here you’ll find a bit more info about me, both serious and relaxed.
My name’s Kenneth Bailey. I’m a Singer Song-writer and Sax player based in the north of Italy.
I mostly perform at private events and have a steady group of contacts and musicians with which I form projects and bands, although of recent I’ve become a more frequent face in festivals where I perform original music. You could describe the music I write, as the result of a melting pot of my first influences from Gospel and Jamaican heritage, coupled with my upbringing in the UK. In reality my choices and sounds are similar to D’angelo, Terence Martin, Paak and Glasper, quite simply because of age, cultural backgrounds and the Great Gospel Incubation.
This, however is also where my tastes taper away from my peers and inspirations, because of exposure to other art disciplines (Art and Design) and my settling in Italy, where the cross culture of central, northern and southern European music styles meet. And although having different roots in some way I’ve found a convergence, in my experience as a working musician and artist, experimenting with various styles, helped to support myself financially and learn my trade along the way. So, the next chapter is music and the motive I fell in love with it.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY, THERE ARE NO EVENTS SCHEDULED
Joshua Johnson Tap Dancer
Kitano Jazz club Experience NY Oct 2019
Nature Boy. Monday Jam session Hosted by Iris Ornig House Band.
Upon busking the streets of New York in Central Park, then outside the Lincoln Centre.
I had the privilege of meeting Tap dance extraordinaire; Joshua Johnson. There was no formal presentation, just the right vibe and kinship to art, as he said “I like your playing man”.
I told him we’d drop in at a Jam session that evening. I just wanted to see what Playing in NY clubs would be like, as I was there for a private event, I was just living the moment, hence busking. Kitano was across the road from where I was staying, and I hadn’t expected Josh to show up.
We just had a good time lighting up the bandstand.