Kenny Martyn is one of the finest jazz clarinet players from the UK and specialises in the Big Band music of Benny Goodman.
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He trained in both jazz and classical clarinet playing and has won prizes for his performances from an early age. In his teens, Kenny won commendations and awards from Gervase de Peyer and Lady Evelyn Barbirolli. While Kenny is equally at home with classical and jazz, it is as a jazz clarinettist that he has always excelled. Early in his career, he toured with Frankie Vaughan's show and has appeared on stage and television with many other stars.
Kenny has recreated much of the music from the great Benny Goodman concerts at Carnegie hall. He regularly performs these pieces, usually to standing ovations, on the great cruise ships of today including The Queen Mary 2 and the Silverseas ships. He is also a regular guest at Ned Kelly's jazz club in Hong Kong.
A polished showman, Kenny is a much sought after cabaret act and is at the peak of his career as one of the best exponents of jazz clarinet anywhere in the world.