"The voice of an angel with the skill of Billie Holiday" (Mira Sorvino, Academy Award-Winning Actress)
"The most exciting artist since Prince" (Natan Press, The Deli)
"Funky & exciting, a voice taking us in the right direction" (Maysa Leak, Grammy-Nominated Artist)
"Press play and fall in soulful-nerd love with…Kenny Wesley" (Sun Singleton, Ebony Magazine)
"Kenny’s tenor is Hathaway deep, Luther warm and, in terms of color, could only be described as golden. Truly an anointing moment whenever he and a microphone cross paths" (Gordon Chambers, Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter)
"One of the most promising independent artists on the scene today. Possessing a resonant and versatile voice…He dazzled the audience with his tone and range, sliding into low notes skipping into highs. Remarkably, he has a gift of scat with an uncommon musicality" (Michael Lewis, SoulMusic.com)
"Kenny’s four octave range and quirky accessibility held the audiences’ attention captive with its plunging low tones, soaring high notes and mastered control…His songs took its listeners on a journey through love’s perils and triumphs; their breath hung on every note" (Andrea McPherson, Examiner)
He is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist with a range spanning four octaves, and a linguist who speaks five languages. His name is Kenny Wesley. With three acclaimed projects, two Washington-Area Music (Wammie) Awards, multiple collaborations and compilation features, and a slew of high-profile performances under his belt, including a win as a finalist, and the sole U.S. representative for the 2013 Montreux Jazz Festival’s Shure Vocal Competition, Kenny has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern music movement.
His songs, fusing elements of jazz, funk, classical, folk and gospel, have been prominently featured on radio, film and TV – including the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance. A welcomed guest to festivals and legendary venues across the globe such as SXSW, The Kennedy Center, Southport Weekender, Blues Alley, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The Fillmore, The White House, The Blue Note, Black Cat, Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, and The Apollo Theatre Cafe, he has shared the stage with numerous artists and musicians including Alice Smith, Eric Roberson, Maysa, Vinx, Rachelle Ferrell, Stephanie Mills, Vikter Duplaix, Leela James, Federico Peña, Charnett Moffett, Frédéric Yonnet, Mino Cinélu, Debórah Bond, Kindred and The Family Soul, N’Dambi and Syleena Johnson.