Kenny Rankin

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Tags: jazz smooth jazz lounge soul male vocalists singer-songwriter folk sunshine pop folky groove kenny rankin Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New York City, New York, USA. Rankin was raised in New York and was introduced to music by his mother who sang at home and for friends. Early in his career he worked as a singer-songwriter, and developed a considerable following during the 70s with a steady flow of albums, three of which broke into the Top 100 of the Billboard Album Chart. His liking for jazz was evident from an early age but the times were such that in order to survive his career had to take a more pop-orientated course. By the 90s, however, he was able to angle his repertoire to accommodate his own musical preferences and to please a new audience while still keeping faith with the faithful. Rankin’s warm singing style and his soft, nylon-stringed guitar sound might suggest an artist more attuned to the supper-club circuit than the jazz arena, but his work contains many touches that appeal to the jazz audience.

His accompanists might include Alan Broadbent, Mike Wofford...

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