Tom Kennedy has been a first call bassist on the music scene for more than 25 years. Tom began playing the acoustic bass at the age of 9. It was only one-year later that he and brother/pianist Ray Kennedy began building a high-profile reputation in and around St. Louis. By his late teens, Tom had already worked with such jazz veterans as James Moody, Peter Erskine, Bill Watrous, Barney Kessel, David Sanborn, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderly, Freddie Hubbard, and Stan Kenton. His interest was primarily mainstream jazz, until his introduction to the bass guitar at age 17.