Who spent a week in June in an intensive seminar at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He learned to play along with songs, then later took lessons. He had his own recording session in Studio City, Calif., after a manager who lived locally read a 2003 Daily Courier article about the 10-year-old Kennemer playing at local jam sessions. In 2003, Kennemer first appeared at the Rogue Theatre in Grants Pass at a benefit with Brett Claytor and the Blind and Crazy Band.
July 17 2008, as the Jesse Kennemer Band opens for the Fabulous Thunderbirds.He played the Rogue with Los Lonely Boys, not his first time on stage with them. Kennemer performed at the Austin Music Hall New Year’s Eve 2004 with Los Lonely Boys and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Playing before thousands, “You get more adrenaline, and you get more into playing and playing for the crowd,” he added. He isn’t normally nervous about performing, although he was at first when he opened solo for Queensryche at the Rogue Theatre in 2008.
Then he got into playing. “It’s just comfortable,” he said.While his guitar may shout, his style tends toward calm, accented sometimes by a smile. He left the life of a student at Grants Pass High School and hurries to finish a high school equivalency degree and move to college level. He wants to attend the Musicians Institute full time, if finances allow. More About Jesse Kennemer Played with: Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph, Los Lonely Boys, Kim Wilson,Phantom Blues Band, Denny Freeman, Phillip Walker , Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, Trampled Underfoot, Zack Weisenger, Gary Mallaber, Sean Carney, Mitch Woods, Shemekia Copeland, Ruthy Foster, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Dave Fields,Billy Gibson, BMF, Lionel Barton, Karen Lovely Band/ Opened For: Los Lonely Boys, Queensryche, Fabulous Thunderbirds Attended Summer-shot 09 at M.I. Studied and played with the Grants Pass Jazz Band for 2 years Met: Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Willie Nelson, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clark (Return to Forever), Gov't Mule, The Funk Brothers, The Temptations, Derek Trucks, Pinetop Perkins,Richie Kotzen,Kiko Loureiro, Keb Mo, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ana Popovic, Billy Gibbons, Jonny Lang, Dave Mustaine, Mick Mars, Stu Hamm, Victor Wooten, Chad Smith, Joe Bonamassa, Queensryche, Anthrax, Unearth, Shinedown...Many more! Read more on Last.fm.
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