Ken Ford @ Taboo 2

Posted: May 27, 2011 in Concerts, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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Ken Ford grew up in a home filled with the diverse sounds of jazz, blues, and R&B. Born on November 14, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri, Ken lived in Detroit, Michigan with his Parents, before making their permanent home in Atlanta, Georgia. From The Jackson Five and Earth, Wind & Fire concerts to his father’s DJ gigs, Ken was immersed in music. Ken’s parents recognized a special gift in their only child one night when they overheard him at a party, playing along with an Al Green song note for note on a toy keyboard – long before his first music lesson!

From that point on, they kept an instrument in his hands and eventually led him to the stringed instruments, and at the impressionable age of nine, he settled on the violin. Throughout school, Ken trained classically to play the violin, which led him to becoming a founding member of the DeKalb Youth Pop’s Orchestra. He would also train himself how to play by ear by mocking the popular music heard on He continues to draw a diverse group of music lovers to his performances and leaves his fans in awe as they find themselves jumping out of their seats and moving to the funky, unique sounds of the electric violin.

Ken’s efforts pay him in many dividends. He now enjoys a solid and accomplished career, playing along side some of contemporary jazz, soul and R&B greats such as Ledisi, Wayman Tisdale, Wyclef Jean, and Lalah Hathaway. The list goes on and on, and it continues to grow as audiences across the nation are introduced to this electrifying instrumentalist. With three successful CDs under his belt, his first release Burnt Toast, his sophomore release Chevelle Lane, and his third release Right Now, Ken continues to top the charts.

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