About the author
Enyi – K
Enyi-K (Kennedy Ng) (born May 30, 1961) is a pianist, conductor, composer and author from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is known as a great latin, jazz and classical pianist with superb technical ability, and has played and recorded with many world-famous singers and musicians. Enyi-K lists some of his main influences as Michael Camilo and Chick Corea. He was born into a musical family and as a young child showed great aptitude for the piano and the acoustic bass. Although he enjoyed latin percussion, it was his mother that sparked his interest the most, she registered him in the public elementary music school in Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic.
The formal system of the music school taught Enyi to play in the classical style, and by age 17 he was playing with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Enyi studied for 9 years at the National Conservatory where Michael Camilo and Juan Luis Guerra studied music, and while developing his strong classical abilities was also heavily influenced by the bop tradition, and by the contemporary jazz of Chick Corea. His influences at this time also included Big Band Era music (Glen Miller) and George Taveras a well known Latin and jazz Dominican Pianist.
As well as being an outstanding performer, Enyi is a talented composer and has written scores for several Spanish musical events as Enyi light , Teatro Nacional Santo Domigo, Dom. Rep. 2003, El Merengue se llena de bolero 2006 recorded in live (Hotel Jaragua) Dom. Rep., Premios ACE Lincoln Center 2000, Festival Metropolitano de la cancion Manhattan Center 1995, International Festival de la cancion OTIS 1990 and has performed in various prestigious halls in USA; Segundo festival del merengue Radio City Music Hall 1978, The White House 1981 Cuban independence day and was for 15 years music therapist in all psychiatric hospitals in Hudson Couty NJ.
Enyi has also performed and conducted many famous Latin singer and musicians as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barreto, Cuco Valoy, Johnny Ventura, Jose Jose, Piero, Iris Chacon, Danny Daniel, Rocio Jurado, Los Panchos, Rolando la Serie, Roberto Ledesma, Vicentico Valdez and others. Enyi holds a master degreed in music education . Enyi-K is a dual voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys)