Instructor, Jazz Piano


Ken Kehner holds a degree in Piano Performance from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where he served as staff accompanist, and later joined the faculty as an adjunct jazz instructor. Currently, he teaches jazz piano at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he also directs jazz combos. He has appeared with such noted artists as Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew, Buddy DeFranco, Pete Christlieb, Louie Bellson, and Clark Terry.

Ken is on staff of the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camp Series and appears regularly with the Jim Widner Big Band. An accomplished classical pianist, Ken has been featured as soloist with several orchestras in the Midwestern United States. He also stays busy as an accompanist for both vocal and instrumental recitals. Currently living in Jefferson City, Missouri with his wife, Annette, Ken is in demand as a free-lance pianist, recording artist, clinician and adjunct around the state, and maintains a full studio of piano and jazz piano students. 

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