The Key Man: Dave McKenna

A new film about the legendary pianist produced by Rhode Island PBS.

Jazz critics have called him the “hardest swinging pianist of all time,” and “one of the greatest.” Why, then, is Dave McKenna largely forgotten in music history? THE KEY MAN: DAVE MCKENNA sketches the enigmatic side of the musician to show why his modesty, shyness, fondness for drink, desire to play in clubs rather than long tours meant that he never achieved the notoriety he deserved.

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