Sean J. Kennedy

American Drum Set and Percussion artist Sean J. Kennedy is the drummer for The Doc Severinsen Tribute Band, featuring Jay Webb, The Gardyn Jazz Orchestra and has been principal percussionist with the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale since 2004. He is a multi-faceted musician who is equally accomplished on the stage, in the recording studio, and in the classroom. He has performed on drumset and percussion receiving standing ovations at sold-out venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall with world renowned acts like Il Volo, Roger Daltry and The Who, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, The Philly POPS! Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Jacksonville Symphony, and The Allentown Band. Kennedy was appointed to the Percussive Arts Society Drum Set Committee in 2021, is the author of numerous drum set, percussion and improv books and in 2018 was invited to present a TEDx Talk about the history of the drumset, titled: Happy Accidents: Drumming Up Serendipity. Jazz legend Dave Brubeck stated that Sean’s drumming, “… sounds like it should—it swings!”



Products in use

Zelkova Snare Drum

14 x 5
Ninja Black Lacquer


Indigo Oil
Brass Lugs
20 x 15 BD
12 x 8 TT
14 x 13 FT