Daniel Kennedy (percussion) has been dedicated to the performance of contemporary percussion repertoire for more than three decades, and has been described as a "subtly graceful soloist" and a "stellar performer" in the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been the founding member of several ensembles, including the California E.A.R. Unit, the Talujon Percussion Quartet, and Rootstock Percussion. As a soloist, his concert appearances have included performances at Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, the Los Angeles County Museum, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and at numerous international music festivals. Recently, he appeared with Steve Reich and the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound at Stanford’s Bing Theater, performed in Italy with Berkeley’s ECO Ensemble, and toured with Gamelan Sekar Jaya in Bali, Indonesia. Daniel has been a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 1993, and is currently the Instructor of Percussion at Sacramento State University.

[from program for February 1, 2016 concert]

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