Kenny Phelps

With over 20 years experience on the local and national musical scenes, Kenny Phelps has developed a unique and valuable perspective on music. Playing and recording with musical giants such as BeBe & CeCe Winan, Walter Hawkins, El Debarge, Pharez Whitted, Roy Merriweather, Sly Hampton and George Duke has launched him into a respected spotlight in the music industry. He also has over 20 years of experience as a motivational speaker in schools, churches, and youth organizations. Rooted in the basic tradition of his craft, he has developed communication skills necessary to deliver a message that goes far beyond the music.

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