Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Nina Gamble Kennedy


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She's an internationally renowned concert pianist, an orchestral conductor, a spoken word artist, award-winning filmmaker, and talk show host and now Nina Gamble Kennedy can add author - Lambda Literary Award-winning author to her list of accomplishments with the publication of her memoir "Practicing for Love: a Memoir." Born in Nashville, TN, Nina was presented in her first complete piano recital at nine years old. She received her first musical instruction from her parents who were both members of the historic Fisk Jubilee Singers. After her 1987 New York debut at Lincoln Center, she embarked on her second European tour performing and residing in several European countries. She also served as conducting apprentice with the New York Philharmonic. Kennedy is the subject of a mini-documentary titled Portrait: An American Concert Pianist, produced for broadcast on PBS. In 2006, she directed and produced an award-winning feature-length documentary film about her father who was also a concert pianist and had been a director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Her mother was also a concert pianist and piano accompanist for the Singers. Both served as members of the piano faculty at Fisk University. She is the host of The Noshing with Nina Show, broadcast on MNN, BRIC (Brooklyn Information and Culture Network), and Bronx Network which recently won the 2021 B Free Entertaining Award. In her memoir “Practicing for Love” Nina tells it all - sharing her life as a child prodigy, and musical genius from growing up in Nashville, TN to performing worldwide as a celebrated concert pianist, orchestral conductor, spoken word artist, filmmaker, TV host and more

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