Episode 3: Kenny Banks Jr. brings it

American Pianists Awards finalist Kenny Banks Jr. brings the soul of gospel and the heat of Atlanta to tunes both old and new.

Raised by two parents who were also musicians, Kenny started to play the piano at age seven and has been passionately evolving his craft since. The Columbus, Ohio native moved to Atlanta in 2009 to pursue his musical career full time and joined the Theo Croker Quintet in China that same year, playing at the Peace Hotel, Jay-Z Club, The Cotton Club, and for government officials of Shanghai and Hong Kong. He has performed with Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest and with Queen Latifah in the HBO movie “Bessie.”