Tom Kennedy

A mainstay on The Jazz Cruise marquee, bassist Tom Kennedy was already playing gigs with jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Barney Kessel, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderly and Stan Kenton by the time he entered his teens. His impressive resumé includes performances and recordings with James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, David Sanborn, Woody Shaw, Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, Diane Schurr, Patti Austin, Michael and Randy Brecker, Joe Sample, Margaret Whiting, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein and Bobby McFerrin. His skills on the electric and acoustic bass have been featured on over 150 recordings and earned him a spot on the international tour of jazz fusion group Steps Ahead. Over the course of his career, Tom has released four solo albums as well.