Kenny Coleman



Simply Kenny Coleman

Professional musician, writer, arranger, producer and performance instructor

Kenny Coleman is known as one of Chicago’s premier Jazz and Blues percussionist. He has been involved in the professional music industry as a session player, composer and producer for more than 20 years. He began playing the drums in church at age four, and at age five was paid $5 to perform and he became hooked. Coleman is a graduate of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL and has studied with percussionist Leo Murphy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Coleman is a former member of the Chicago All City Jazz Band. His musical gift has afforded him the opportunity to play/tour cross-country; and recently performed in Beijing, China for six months.

Smooth jazz lovers will find this project lively, yet soothing, unique, relaxing and inspirational. It has everything contemporary jazz enthusiasts love.


Simply Kenny Coleman

1) Do You Remember


2) Little Lotus


3) Boogie On Reggae Women


4) Have You Been There?


5) Be Around


6) Just The 2 of Us


7) Lets Go There


8) Getaway


9) Enter In


Simply Kenny Coleman Featured Musicians:
Tracey Anita Baker (bassist),
Will Crosby (guitarist),
Tony Cazeau (keyboardist), and
Milton Ware (saxophonist).

Professional Experience           
Session Player

Jennifer Hudson-American Idol 2004
Phil Baron & Jump City
Ethel Holloway
Johnny Mathis
Sugar Blue
The Clark Sisters
Sista Monica

Member of Musical Performance Groups

Darryl Jones, Rolling Stones
KoKo Taylor
Felton Crews, Miles Davis
Melvin Taylor-Jazz & Blues Recording Artist
Willie Pickens
Kim Rutherford
Pinetop Perkins
K & B Contemporary Jazz Quartet Gospel
John Legend
The Lewis Singers
Chicago Blues Kings


Studio Musician Work

Melvin Taylor
Loner Rock Band
James Wheeler
Studebaker John
The Rutledge Sisters

Percussion Instructor

Independent Instructor

Awards       Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence-U.S. Marines
                      Certificate of Recognition for Achievement in the Arts

Contact Information:
Kenny Coleman
(773) 733-4951