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Classical, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk)

Ken Little

(2022) Kenneth Little has been playing music in the Bay Area for over 40 years. He was trained privately at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the genre of classical music. It was there where he studied the art of playing piano and theory. His formable years began when he was a teenager playing for New Providence Baptist Church. It was at church where he learned how to play gospel music. He was first introduced to musical theater under the direction of Dr. Rhonnie Washington at San Francisco State University. His big break came when introduced to the founder of Lorraine Hansbury Theater by Arvis Strickling-Jones to the late Stanley Williams. He was the musical director for numerous productions of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.” He also served as musical director for five productions of “A Soulful Christmas” which is the theaters current holiday production. Their first production of this play was under the direction of Darryl V. Jones. Most recently serving as musical director for the west coast premiere of “Bessie” the musical at the Margaret Lesher Theater in Walnut Creek, CA. Not only as pianist in the production but making his acting debut in the role of “Mr. Pickles” Bessie’s pianist. Ken also engages in musical production and has his own studio. “I am humbled to have been blessed with the gift of music…For me, this journey never ends. It’s a marathon not a