KENNY MUHAMMAD (@KENNYMUHAMMAD) “THE HUMAN ORCHESTRA”

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Kenny began his extraordinary march to becoming the Human Orchestra in the summer of 1980 in his Mother’s house in Far Rockaway, New York.  He grew up listening to bands like Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown and the JB’s.  He followed along with this music as he grew.  Upon hearing the Fat Boys from Jamaica, Queens, a name was given to sounds rising from his soul. That sound was called the human beat box.

Kenny’s first gig was a Bar Mitzvah he did with his twin brother Keith.  They formed a group called the K Connection.  From that point forward, the Human Orchestra began to take shape as a living entity.  Even after a near death experience in which his left lung was punctured in a car accident, Kenny was still blessed to be able to continue to master his craft on a much higher level.

Kenny’s first major performance came as a 3 time consecutive winner of Showtime at the Apollo in 1991.  From there he began a rigorous touring schedule beginning in Japan, Korea, Europe, Africa and all across the United States.

He has developed a worldwide fan base, captivating thousands as he shared the stage with Public Enemy, Mindless Self Indulgence, Matisyahu, Squarepusher, The X-ecutioners, Regina Bell, The Gap Band, Maxwell, Angie Stone, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, Vernon Reid, Take 6, and a cameo with Patti La Belle just to name a few.

In addition to his work with Hip Hop, R&B, and Jazz artists, Kenny’s musical background includes incredible performances with The New York Symphony Orchestra at Manhattan Center, conducted by David Eaton, with violin virtuoso Eugene Park at The King Sey Jung Hall in Seoul Korea and at Carnegie Hall. He has appeared on the show CBS This Morning, and Good Day New York.

The Human Orchestra has also been seen and heard in several nationwide television and radio advertisement campaigns, all of which he wrote and created.  Advertising endorsements include the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors Awards, Gatorade, as well as Burger King, a spot that was nominated for a Cleo award.  Kenny has performed on Canada’s Much Music Video with Busta Rhymes, MTV, MTV2, 30 Seconds of Fame and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others. Kenny also made his debut appearance as one of the Super-humans on the History channel’s “Stan Lee’s Super-Humans” as the Super-Human human Beat box Vocal Percussionist!

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