and composer, Kenny Carr, began playing violin at age nine, but at age
eleven he realized his true passion was the guitar. Growing up in Santa
Cruz with its inspiring natural beauty set the stage for Kenny’s
musical career. It seemed everyone in his small California beach town
loved jazz. By his early teens, he was studying jazz theory with
vibraphonist Rob Lautz as well as renowned trumpeter Ray Brown. GrowIng
up in Santa Cruz, he found himself surrounded by talented and aspiring
musicians who became his closest friends. By age sixteen, he was
performing at local venues where he met drummer Kenny Wollesen and
bassist Anders Swanson, as well as 2004 Grammy nominated saxophonist
Donny McCaslin. In 1981, Kenny and his fellow Santa Cruz musicians were
invited to open up for Carmen McCrea and Freddie Hubbard at the Mount
Tamalpais jazz festival.
His second album “Turn The Page” was released in 2006.