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Nigel Kennedy was born on December 28, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex and is an English violinist and violist. He made his early career in the classical field, and has performed and recorded most of the major violin concerti. He later included jazz, klezmer and other genres in his repertoire. As a boy, Kennedy was a prodigy: at the age of ten he would pick out Fats Waller tunes on the piano after hearing his stepfather's jazz records and play from ear. He was a pupil at the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, and later studied at the Juilliard School in New York. At the age of sixteen, Kennedy was invited by Stéphane Grappelli to appear with him at New York's Carnegie Hall. He made his recording... Continue Bio >>


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