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Brian Kennedy

 Musical phenomenon Brian Kennedy developed an appreciation for piano music at an early age. With formal lessons at six years, he established the foundation for the composer he became at eight. Gifted with the ability to hear and memorize scales and melodies, he would take songs and make them his own. Kennedy has a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music and is considered one of the industry’s top up-and-coming producers.  He has been on the scene since 2001 and caught his big break in 2006 when he produced and co-wrote “My Love” on Ciara’s platinum sophomore album, “The Evolution.” His most popular credits include chart-topping hits “Disturbia” recorded by Rihanna which she performed while opening the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and “Forever,” the 2nd single released from Chris Brown’s album Exclusive – The Forever Edition, which was listed as #1 on the Top 40. Kennedy contributed to Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album as a writer and producer. The effort earned him his first Grammy when it took home honors as Best R&B Album at the 2009 awards ceremony. Her hit song “If This Isn’t Love” garnered an ASCAP win for Kennedy as well. Revered as a piano prodigy, his musical genius has afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the music industry’s top artists and producers, including David Foster, Polow da Don, Timbaland, the Underdogs, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Nelly, Babyface, Clive Davis, and legendary songwriter Diane Warren. To illustrate his musicianship and stylistic range, he was a part of the single “Easy” for country music stars Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield and co-produced Kelly Clarkson’s hit “Mr. Know It All.”

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Saturday, April 21

11:45am PDT

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