R&B / Soul
International R&B singer, Kenny Lattimore embodies the elements of traditional R&B with a decidedly contemporary flare and feel. He has established himself as a soulful song stylist of the first order receiving the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist, and nominations for the Grammy, Soul Train and Stellar Awards. Whether putting a distinctive stamp on classic songs recorded by such musical icons as Donny Hathaway (“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”) and George Harrison (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), or creating his own legacy of hits such as “Never Too Busy,” and the wedding ballad “For You”, Kenny’s style combines passion, sensuality, intensity and subtlety, making him one of today’s premier male vocalists.
His vocals have graced albums by such diverse musical colleagues as Musiq Soulchild, Rachelle Ferrell, Nancy Wilson and Brian Culbertson. He continues to demonstrate his creative stability as a performer, singer, songwriter and producer, earmarking him as a leader amongst artists who are keeping the tradition of classic R&B, Soul music and Gospel very much alive in the 21st century. Kenny is also known for his dramatic stage shows, vocal agility, and romantic ambiance. He has been hailed “modern soul man” on stage by The New York Times.
Although music is Kenny’s dominate muse. He has loaned his talent to the world of TV, film and theatre. He has appeared in numerous television shows such as,” The Young and the Restless”, “Moesha”, “The Parkers”, “Abby”, the movie “The Seat Filler, and recently “Holiday Love” directed by Kim Fields and “A Cross To Bear” for the Gospel Music Channel. In his theatrical journey, Kenny has starred a long side reality television star NeNe Leakes, singer Angie Stone, and supermodel Tyson Beckford in the hit play “Loving Him Is Killing Me.” He also starred in two of Don B. Welch’s productions, “Heavenbound” and “A Change Is Gonna Come” along side the talents of actors Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dorien Wilson and hilarious Jackee Harry. Lastly, television legend Ernest Thomas and Bobbi Baker of Tyler Perry’s TV sitcom “The House of Payne” starred with Kenny to rave reviews in the hit stage play “What Ever Happened to Black Love” directed by Thomas Meloncon.
Evolving into a devoted humanitarian, Kenny has extended his influence to several non-profit organizations. In 2008, he served alongside actor Lamman Rucker as spokesperson for Tied To Greatness, an outreach program to improve the self-image of at-risk inner city high school males. In 2009, he served as the spokesperson for The ASHE Foundation, an organization focused on providing shoes and basic necessities to children in African nations who have been orphaned by wars, poverty, and the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS. In early 2011, he established his own non-profit organization, The Kenny Lattimore Foundation, which uses mentoring, education and the arts to transform the lives of young people. Since 1997, he has on many occasions supported the United Negro College Fund in their efforts to encourage college attendance with young people throughout America. Currently he is touring with Brian White, Monique Jackson, Keita Williams (of The T.O. Show) and other celebrities to support the UNCF Empower Me 2011 tour.
Currently in the works is Kenny’s next original recording project “Back 2 Cool” slated to be released in 2012 on his own label SincereSoul Records. As the Washington Post has declared Kenny Lattimore “a new master of the new soul”, Kenny remains committed to making expressive and enduring music that gives him the freedom to be himself.