Kenwood Anderson is a filmmaker, musician, and producer. He grew up in Rochester, NY, surrounded by music and art. "My obsession with music was instant, and permanent," he says. He graduated from School Of The Arts, and from Berklee College Of Music. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 and took every gig he could find. He has logged countless hours playing drums and singing background vocals for live performances. He was a member of the bands RioSoul, Kontroversy, and the Reall Deall Band.
Along the way, he developed his producing and songwriting talents. He creates smooth jazz albums under his own name, and produces other artists in various genres. His debut album "Handful Of Grooves", earned a 5-star review in Recording Magazine.
Kenwood is making movies! He has written scripts that he wants to direct, and he is shopping them around to studios.
He has an acting role in "The High Note", starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis-Ross, and Ice Cube!
You can watch it now, at home, on demand.
SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY (click on the pics to hear them)
"The High Note" (actor, drummer) - The new movie, from Focus Features.
Nate Morton & Kenwood Anderson - "Funky Jazz Stuff" (producer, engineer, songwriter, keyboards)
Nate Morton is the drummer on NBC's "The Voice"!
Kenwood Anderson - "Christmas Dreaming" (producer, engineer, songwriter, keyboards, drums)
Kenwood Anderson - "Handful Of Grooves" (producer, engineer, songwriter, keyboards, drums)
Nancy Nightmare & The Wizard - "The Nightmare Realm" (producer, engineer, drums, keyboards)
Groove Nation - "Vol. 1" (producer, engineer, keyboards, drums, songwriter)
Jordan Allen White - "Mistakes, Regrets and Coffee" (producer, drums)
Jordan Allen White - "To The Point" (drums)
"Pee Wee's Big Holiday" - movie soundtrack (drums) available on Netflix
"Vacation" - movie soundtrack (drums)
"Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" - FOX TV movie (drums)
Sean Kristopher - "Country World Of Mine" (drums)
RioSoul - "The Cure" (drums, songwriter)
RioSoul - "Rhythms Of The Soul" (drums, keyboards, songwriter)
Jimmie Highsmith, Jr. - "Saxology 101" (drums)
David A. Anderson/Sankofa: “The Origin Of Life On Earth”, a folktale audio book (producer, composer, all instruments)
"Manna From Heaven" - movie soundtrack (drums)
"Son Of The Mask" - movie soundtrack (drums)