KENNY ARONOFF is the quintessential drummer. He is a rockstar personified. Powerful, stylish, and possibly a cyborg, his tenacity and work ethic are unmatched. Rather than align himself with one band, Kenny has selected the road less traveled...and that has made all the difference. Less traveled? Yeah, right! Check his frequent flier miles...or Lear Jet points. More than a mercenary, Kenny is the guy you bring in when you need absolute perfection & professionalism...in the studio or on the road. His versatility and dynamic range have made Kenny the go-to choice for session work and touring. No matter the genre--from hard rock to blues to country and beyond--Kenny Aronoff can play anything awesome, with fresh perspective and nuanced interpretation.
Kenny has worked alongside and shared the stage with many of the world's greatest recording artists: Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, B. B. King, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, George Jones, Chet Atkins, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson--the list goes on and on. There are drummers that have a dream gig they're striving for, and there's Kenny, who's worked himself to the top of the list for many elite gigs...every year. Talk about a man in demand!
Talk about serious networking chops!
He's traveled the world, touring with Joe Cocker, Bob Seger, Styx, Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge, and The Bo Deans. Most notably, Kenny has spent the last 35 years electrifying crowds across the world, manning the throne & supplying rhythm for two of the greatest singer-songwriters (and American icons) of all time: John Mellencamp, and most recently, John Fogerty. Simply put: you wanted the best, you got the best (sorry KISS).
In addition to his "regular" gigs, Kenny is an annual top-choice for awards shows and high-profile national events like The Kennedy Center Honors and presidential inaugurations. Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel, Leno: he's played them all--many times over. In his "free" time, Kenny can be found at his studio, Uncommon Studios LA, and conducting clinics at drum shops across the country.