Biography / Info
Born August 28, 1972 in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, Ken Elkinson released his debut CD of original piano solos entitled Midnight Conversation in March 1997. In November, 2000, Ken released his second CD of piano solos entitled Revelry. Featuring cover art from world renown pop artist, Romero Britto – the CD featured a solo piano rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing.” Ken moved to Los Angeles, California in late 2003, where he released his third CD of solo piano entitled Opal. Part publicity stunt, part for trailblazing online downloadable music, Ken decided to release Opal in its entirety for free at his website www.kenelkinson.com in early 2004. In May 2006, Ken released his fourth CD of solo piano entitled Cue. This time around, Ken decided he wanted to add a vocal track. The critically acclaimed Tom Freund has lent his vocals as well as his song “Beautiful Sadness” – which Ken re-worked for piano and voice. 2008 saw the release of digital-only Borrowed Tracks – his covers album in July and then Generations of Yuletide – his Christmas offering in October. Both releases tore up the NAR Top 100 Airplay Charts with Borrowed Tracks remaining on the charts for 8 months and Generations peaking at #7. Ken released his seventh CD Link in May 2009. Link marks the return to all original material, containing twelve brand new very deep and introspective solo piano tracks. The album also features cover artwork from another famous artist – this time around Chuck Arnoldi. In 2010 Ken released two CD singles including a dance remix of one his tracks Opal by DJ Aaron Arce. In January 2011 Ken will release his most ambitious project yet, a 6 CD box set of ambient/electronica music entitled Music for Commuting. Ken’s music has received airplay on hundreds of radio stations, websites, satellite music and in-flight audio programs spanning the globe. As always, he is enjoying all the plastic surgery, botox, collagen and abundant sunshine Los Angeles has to offer.