An active performer in Colorado, Kenyon can be heard on a large body of new recordings, including UNC Jazz Lab Band I’s new Romeo and Juliet project and a new album with the legendary drummer, Louis Hayes. Kenyon has performed with many recognized artists such as: Benny Green, Jeff Coffin, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Jeff Hamilton, Christian McBride, Chris Potter, Alex Sipiagin, Ralph Lalama, Paul Romaine, Ken Walker, Eric Gunnison, Dana Landry, Erik Applegate, Steve Kovalcheck, Jim White, Deborah Brown, and the New York Voices. Kenyon has performed across the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, and toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 2012.
Kenyon Brenner joined the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Studies faculty in the fall of 2015 as an Artist Faculty in Residence. In addition to teaching private jazz lessons at UNC, he also teaches courses focusing on jazz theory, jazz improvisation, the standard jazz repertoire, and jazz methods.
While a student, Kenyon Brenner was a member of UNC’s prestigious groups: Jazz Lab Band I, Vanguard Combo and Vocal Lab. All three ensembles won Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards for Best Graduate Large Ensemble, Best Graduate Small Ensemble, and Best Graduate Vocal Jazz Ensemble while he was a member. In their 2014 Student Music Awards, Downbeat Magazine recognized his original composition titled, “Pensitivity.” He was also a semifinalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance’s 2014 jazz saxophone competition.