Kenny Aronoff

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Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers in rock and roll history. And now, he is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand speakers in the country as an influential expert in Leadership, Teamwork, collaboration, communication, creativity, staying relevant, following your bliss, and having passion. Rolling Stone Magazine named Kenny one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”, which is just one of many career accolades. The list of artists he’s worked with on tour and/or in the studio is a definitive who’s who of the music industry’s top talent... it includes Elton John, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp (Kenny played on ALL of Mellencamp’s hits, albums, and tours!), The Smashing Pumpkins, Celine Dion, Avril Levine, John Fogerty, Tom Petty, Melissa Ethridge, Willie Nelson, and MANY more!)


Kenny has played on records that have sold in total over 300 Million copies and 1300 of those records have ended up as Gold, Platinum, or Diamond RIAA Certified Records. 60 of those recordings are Grammy Award winners or nominated, and over a dozen of the songs were #1 Hit Singles.  


Kenny’s enormous resume and success as of the most in-demand musicians in history is a direct testament to his mastery as a team player, a leader, and a master communicator who also has an incredibly strong work ethic. These qualities have earned him a lasting career for several decades with more recording studio and live performance appearances than perhaps any other working drummer (or musician) in history. Kenny is a rock star in every sense of the word! …And he is busier than ever today in the studio and on tours. And of course, his keynote speech includes rock concert moments with him playing his drums!

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“Kenny is such a force, he’s such a physical force–that’s the thing you have to start with–he is a ball of fucking energy who’s bringing it. He reminds me of some of our great pass rushers, like Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis!”


“My students are still buzzing with enthusiasm and insight from your recent guest lecture. One thing I’d like to pass along to you (as someone who’s worked with college kids for a long, long time) is that you seem to have a special gift for connecting with this cohort–not just in a way that’s informative and entertaining, but also in a way that is “changing.” I’ve seen a lot of talented, high-level keynote speakers come and go. Yes, you are good at speaking to a room full of individuals. But you have that higher-level ability to go beyond speaking to an audience, into the realm of connecting with each audience member individually/personally, so that in the moment you are “with them and bonding one to one.” I mean this seriously, Kenny–not just as a fan trying to blow ingratiating smoke.”


“Kenny, It was our great pleasure to have you at our meeting. One word…..AWESOME!! People are still talking about you! I hope you had a good time with us as well! I look forward to inviting you back to a future meeting.”


“Hi Kenny! On behalf of our staff and members, I wanted to say thank you for a great performance at our 2022 Winter Meeting this past weekend in Wausau, Wisconsin. All feedback received so far has been nothing short of positive. Our members truly enjoyed your presentation, and your performance was extremely engaging. You were so gracious to have dinner with our group, meet our members and pose for photographs. In my ten years of planning these events for our chapter, I have never seen as many of our members take to the dance floor as they did on Saturday night while you were playing. You were such a huge “hit” at our meeting, that you created a memorable event our members will be talking about for years to come. You were so pleasant to work with that I hope we cross paths in the future. Thank you again for the fantastic weekend,”


“Fantastic show. Kenny is a terrific speaker and performer. High energy. Yet smooth and polished. I remember all the trade show conventions I went to where there was some luncheon or dinner where there was some motivational speaker, usually a washed up athlete telling old stories. They were so boring I would fall asleep and my face would fall into the pudding. Long and short of it. In my business career I have seen dozens of motivational speakers, including an astronaut who walked on the moon, and Kenny puts all of them to shame. This guy is the real deal. I like the way he adapted his talk for your purposes, referencing tools and the need to adapt or die. He really put his heart and soul into this for you. Obviously a really great guy.”