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Ken Rhodes

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Pianist Ken Rhodes and his trio have always been a fixture in NEW YORK, standing as evidence that creative jazz exists beyond the main urban centers. Rhodes had comprehensive classical teaching but was self-taught in jazz. He grew up in Chicago, began playing piano when he was six and became a specialist at 17. Rhodes in early stages toured having a rock and roll ‘n’ roll display music group, Twist-O-Rama U.S.A. Switching to jazz, one of the “regional” players who Rhodes connected with had been Wilbur Ware, Steve McCall, John Klemmer and Jack port DeJohnette. He led a trio to get a year in the Hungry Attention Bar and, in 1967, Rhodes shifted to Cincinnati, operating as an educator. He resided in European countries during a lot of the 1970s, doing work for three years like a rehearsal pianist for the Augsburg Opera in Germany and for just two years as a residence musician for the Nuremberg Crisis Theaters. In 1975 he documented a trio recording in Munich for the Amayana label. Rhodes also caused the Bavarian Radio Big Music group, Dusko Goykovich, Benny Bailey, Sal Nestico as well as the Al Porcino Big Music group furthermore to composing the music for just two effective cabaret musicals. Ken Rhodes came back to Cincinnati in 1980, teaching plus dealing with many going to players including Sonny Stitt and Tag Murphy. For five years he was an associate of the home trio with vocalist April Aloisio in the Celestial Cafe. In 1987 Rhodes shifted to NEW YORK, becoming the personnel pianist-composer for the Crisis and Dance Universities from the N.C. College from the Arts. In 1994 Ken Rhodes made an appearance on vocalist Chris Murrell’s debut Compact disc and that yr he documented a trio established (with bassist Andrew Valentine and drummer Jason Brashear) for his very own Goodgig label.

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Artura 2015 Short
Inbox 2014 Short
The Bottle 2012 Short
Junk Drawer 2011 Video short

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Lonely Bananas 2015 Video Reporter
Inbox 2014 Short Scott
The Bottle 2012 Short Ken
Junk Drawer 2011 Video short Ken

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Artura 2015 Short
Inbox 2014 Short
The Bottle 2012 Short
Junk Drawer 2011 Video short

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Inbox 2014 Short
The Bottle 2012 Short
Junk Drawer 2011 Video short

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Artura 2015 Short producer
The Bottle 2012 Short producer
Junk Drawer 2011 Video short producer

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Artura 2015 Short sound

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Step 9: 2012 Short production assistant

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