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Kenneth Palmer
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  • Saint Louis, MO
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    Then Face To face
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    NNM Bass Improv.
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Sharing some music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Palmer Feb 4, 2011. 10 Replies

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What make a great musician?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Feb 20, 2010. 20 Replies

You can have two individuals, with similar musical technical ability, play the same exact notes on a guitar and receive completely different reaction from the audience. You can also have musicians…Continue


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contempory acoustic
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
After graduating from the St. louis Institute of Music and a brief stint of teaching, Ken Palmer left St. Louis to study organ performance with organist Herbert Manfred Hoffmann at Frankfurt Germany. During his three year stay, he performed organ recitals, sang and recorded with the Frankfurter Kantatenkreis and performed with members of the the Hessicher Rundfunk Orchester. He financed his studies by tours through Germany , France and Spain as music director for the Gisela gunther and Heinz Schneider Agencies. He returned to his home in St. louis and joined the St. Louis Jazz Quartet. After appearances with the quartet in concert with the St. louis Symphony Orchestra, he was invited back on many occasions to appear as guest pianist with the orchestra under such conductors as Walter Susskind , Henry mancini, Richard Hayman and Leonard Slatkin to name a few. He holds bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in composition and organ performance from the former St. Louis Institute of Music and Washington University ( St. Louis). He was recently appointed Minister of Music at Unity Christ Church. He composes, concertizes, and records in the the St. Louis Area.
He is currently a contributing member of netnewmusic - NetNewMusic is an online community/portal for the world of non-pop, contemporary classical/indy/avant-whatever musics.


“Ken Palmer is an original that shows spirit and imagination in his work” Harold Blumenfeld - Composer

“ It has been my privilege to introduce Ken Palmer’s works during my recital tours throughout the US and Latin America. His pieces are well received wherever I take them.” Manuel Ramos, Violinist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

“I have known Ken Palmer’s work for many years and consider it to be outstanding.” Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C

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New : by? Music Listening Room

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Can't find it HELP!!!!!!

What makes a great musician?

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 8:22pm 4 Comments

You can have two individuals, with similar musical technical ability, play the same exact notes on a guitar and receive completely different reaction from the audience. You can also have musicians who train day in and day out and become extremely good at technically manipulating their instrument but when you hear them play, they hardly evoke any emotional reaction in the audience. On the other hand, you have the other kind of musicians, who may either be technically good or not, but their… Continue

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At 12:02pm on July 16, 2012, Norbert Oldani said…

Glad to see you still here !!

At 5:58pm on January 14, 2012, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…

Wonderful Works

At 3:54am on February 6, 2011, Malcolm Brown said…

Hi Ken


Sincere thanks. In a bit of a musical doldrum at the moment without any new ideas. Even tried moving to New Age - not one of my better ideas! But it is always refreshing to listen to your wonderful music which always proves there is great music out there. I just wish I could find some for myself!


Enjoy the day



At 1:24pm on February 5, 2011, Beth Patterson said…

Hi Ken,


I really like your Maybe September piece - there are so many good things about it! Great stuff. Fantastic!

At 2:28pm on January 21, 2010, Malcolm Brown said…
Hello Ken

Very many thanks. Found it (well done Goggle!). I will sign up tomorrow as it is getting a bit late here in UK and it's time to open up a bottle of wine for dinner!

Have a great day
At 3:02am on January 21, 2010, Malcolm Brown said…
Hello Kenneth

Sincere thanks for the comment on my video and your friend request. Both truly appreciated and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to your outstanding music. Stunning originality and beautifully lyrical.

I have been unable to find the Music Listening Room Group here. Grateful if you would point me in the right direction.

Best Regards

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