From the New release "Show No Fear"

Kenwood Metajam Allstars


A new musical and education project featuring master educator Kenwood Dennard

Kenwood Dennard, along with being one of the finest jazz musicians in the world, has also been an educator for over 45 years and a professor at Berklee College of Music for the past 23 years.

Metajam is a concept developed by Kenwood Dennard which uses a system of conduction to allow for structure and form within the context of a group improvisation.

Tried and tested over the past 20 years with his students and ensembles at Berklee, Kenwood is now looking to share his method with students all over the world.

Kenwood Metajam Allstars "Show No Fear"

Released in 2018, this recording is a prime example of the use of metajamming in music. The CD features Kenwood Dennard, Stanley Jordan, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Wes Wirth, Alexander Anderson, Delmar Brown (Sting), TM Stevens (James Brown, Bootsy Collins) and more. Kenwood Metajam Allstars plans to do some more live performances in 2019.

Metajam, the improvisational experience in an educational setting

Kenwood has been a professor at Berklee College of Music for over 20 years. He has trained countless successful musicians (Adam Ditch (Lettuce), Matt Skarska (Animals as Leaders), Consider the Source, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood), Will Calhoun (Living Color),  and countless others) his method at Berklee and around the world.

Kenwood has been doing masterclasses for over 38 years and is excited to bring this newly documented method of collaboration to his students around the world.

Kenwood will be releasing his "MetaJam" book in 2019, complimented by a teacher's guide. In the MetaJam workshops, they will be teaching group improvisation for all levels-students, teachers, corporate managers could all benefit from his classes. 

1 day, 2 day, 3 day, and 7 day workshops are designed to be flexible for different circumstances.

Stay tuned for dates of master classes and workshops to be held at different locations around the world in 2019.

Combining the live concert with the education experience

Students can experience the metajam in their own musical setting and then enjoy the live concert with Kenwood Metajam Allstars. 

Contact info

Please contact Cherie Dennard at 603-832-1722 or cherie@kenwooddennard.comn

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