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Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne

The Great Lakes Blues Society is proud to present
KENNY ‘BLUES BOSS’ WAYNE – Piano/Vocals
 

Kenny Wayne was born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He started playing piano at 13 and has been performing for over 50 years. Over the years he has performed with and shared the stage with a great many of the world’s most influential blues and rock pioneers, including Jimmy Reed, Pinetop Perkins, Johnnie Johnson, Big Joe Duskin, Joe Louis Walker and Floyd Dixon, and as a guest performer with well-known rock and soul artists that have included Ike Turner, Sly and the Family Stone, Delaney and Bonnie and members of Santana and the Doobie Brothers.

His many awards include seven Maple Blues Awards (Toronto Blues Society) for ‘Piano Player of the Year’ and three keyboard awards from Living Blues magazine, in which he was hailed as “an artist bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary Blues.” In 2006 he won a Juno Award for Best Blues Album and was nominated three times afterwards. In 2017 he was inducted into the Boogie-Woogie Piano Hall of Fame while performing at the Cincy Blues Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. 2021 Blues Artist of the Year from Western Canadian Music Award and Washington State Virtual Showdown in 2021. The Blues Boss has been on many covers of blues magazines worldwide including the most recently the Living Blues Magazine 2022 June/July issue. Kenny now resides in beautiful Burlington, ON.

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Sponsors Needed!

Discover your sponsorship benefits by contacting us at info@glbs.ca.

Great Lakes Blues Society Corporate Member $500
You will receive four Corporate membership cards that you can give to whomever you want to obtain great discounts at our shows. You will receive name promotion by logo exposure on GLBS website. You will receive a VIP table for six at the show of your choice. Your company name will be listed as a Blues In The Schools supporter.

Great Lakes Blues Society Blues In The Schools Sponsor - $1000
You will receive six Corporate membership cards that you can give to whomever you want to obtain great discounts at our shows. You receive name promotion by logo exposure on GLBS website. You will receive a VIP table for 10 at the show of your choice.

Great Lakes Blues Society Blues in Schools Benefactor - $2500
You will receive 10 Corporate membership cards that you can give to whomever you want to obtain great discounts at our shows. You will receive name promotion by logo exposure on GLBS website, as well as Blues news under a special section highlighting benefactors. You receive a VIP table for 10 at any two of the shows of your choice.