Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
About Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
A pianist keeping the sound of boogie woogie and vintage blues alive and well, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne has become one of the leading lights on the Canadian blues scene since making Vancouver his adopted home in the early '80s. Known for his mastery of classic boogie woogie as well as jump blues and New Orleans jazz, Wayne has also played with Latin jazz, rock, and soul acts over the course of a career spanning seven decades. Wayne won a Juno Award for his 2006 release Let It Loose, and has frequently collaborated with respected American blues guitarist Duke Robillard, who appeared on 2001's An Old Rock on a Roll and 2016's Jumpin' and Boppin'. Wayne also enjoys honoring the artists who informed his style, as he did on 2022's Blues from Chicago to Paris, an homage to Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon.