(Chris Vickers' CG above - click on logo to see Chet's signature)

OFGC "Guitar" Calendar
Next OFGC Pickin' Party

Other Ohio Music Groups

Very Useful Links

$ Help Support OFGC $

Subscribe to our e-Newsletters

Contact Us

OFGC Club Information
   Membership (free)
   OFGC/Members in the News
   Say Hello

Club Pickin' Parties/(Meetings)
   Where to Stay in Columbus
   Past Pickin' Parties
   Past Guest Pickers & Clips
   Next Pickin' Party 

The Roots of Thumb Pickin'

Members Area
   CDs and Such
   Members Lics
   Members Photo Album
   Club Professionals Profiles

New Guitar Album Releases & Reviews

Odds 'n Ends
   Guitar "Action" Reviews
   How I First Heard Chet
Past "News You Can Use"
    How to Start a Club
   The "Sickness"
   "For Sale"
   Stolen Guitar Notices
   Neat Articles & Stuff
   Pickin' Stories
   Just Havin' Fun
Pictures of Our Stars
Non-Guitar "Cool Things"

   Tech Tips
   How Do I Get Started? 

   Chet Atkins
   Merle Travis

Kenny Poole "deep end of the poole" DVD Sale

Guitar "Star" Profiles   

Band-in-the Box Support

Caricatures by Collins


OFGC Hall of Fame

"Who's Dropped By"

Organizations & Events

Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

Muhlenberg County Kentucky Events & the National Thumbpicking Hall of Fame\

Denison U. Jazz Guitar Fest

Bob Cox & Friends

Texas Fingerstyle Internet Chat Room

Google   Yahoo

Date this web site was last edited:  04/09/2014






Kenny Poole - Finger Style Jazz Master 

Mr. Poole took up guitar at 14 years of age after hearing Chet Atkins’ album "Fingerstyle Guitar, and thinking to himself, "If this is possible, I want to do it." He became exposed to jazz and Brazilian music a few years later and fell in love with both.

Kenny was working professionally as a musician by 1966 and has extensive experience in recording studios, TV & radio, jazz concerts, and countless "gigs." He has been written up in many periodicals from Billboard to Guitar Player and all stops in between.

He has had the privilege of performing with such greats as Goove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Mark Murphy, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Raney, Mundell Lowe, Tal Farlow, Cal Collins, Joe Pass, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Jack Wilkins, Mark Elf and others…..Main influences on Kenny’s career include George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, and Brazilian singer-guitarist Joao Gilberto.

Mr. Poole currently resides in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and has three CDs our on J-Curve Label: "East Meets West" – a duo with Gene Bertoncini, "Su’s Four" – a duo with Cal Collins, and "For George" – a tribute to the great late George Van Eps, who was a friend and mentor for many years. More recordings are in the makings.

Kenny passed away subsequent to this writing: Friday, May 27th, 2006   (Kenny's Memorial)


Kenny Poole Hot Links:

OFGC "Kenny Poole Lounge Act" Review

Audio clip of Kenny playing "How About You"

Audio clip of Kenny playing with clarinet player - Tom Schofield - "The Song is You"

Interview with Cincinatti Jazz Magazine

"Sound Bites" from Buscarrino Guitar

"Tribute to George (VanEpps)" Album Review

J Curve Record reviews "East Meets West" Album

Cincinnati's Best of Blues Article, mentioning Kenny

City (Cincinnati) Beat Article - Katie Laur

Kenny Mentioned in Lesson by John Stowell

History of the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cinci - mentions Kenny