Tanya Kersey

BIO OF KENNETH R. REYNOLDS

Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Dionne Warwick, The Jacksons, Cheryl Lynn, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams, Barry White, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang , Stephanie Mills, Isaac Hayes, Donna Summer, Peaches and Herb and LaToya Jackson are among the artists Reynolds has handled publicity for.

Kenneth R. Reynolds has a plethora of experience in the areas of publicity and public relations. His firm, Public Relations+ is a full service public relations service offering publicity and public relations campaigns, event producer, and talent recruitment. The companies list of most recent clients have included special projects for the Recording Academy (formerly National Academy of Recording Arts and Science; The Grammy), actress/author Denise Nicholas, who has penned her first novel, “Freshwater Road,” Jimmy Jean-Louis, who co stars in the hit NBC series, “Heroes,” ” Xenona Clayton’s Trumpet Awards,” where he served as Executive in Charge of Talent, Bishop Hayes and the Warriors, who garnered the number one gospel record for twelve consecutive weeks, Don Barden, the only African American casino owner in America, Diahann Carroll and Angela Bassett for The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Foundation”, Cynda Williams, Loretta Devine and Lenny Williams for Langston University, music veterans Roy Ayers and Taj Mahal, and of course The Black AIDS Institute. In addition to handling grand openings for The Karen Lynne Art Gallery in Beverly Hills and John Witherspoon/Angela Robinson’s Artpeace gallery in Burbank, CA, he also served as casting associate for “Invisible Life: The Musical,” a stage production with music and lyrics by Ashford & Simpson, directed by Tony Winner George Faison.

Reynolds, the former tour manager for the femme rock fatale, Labelle, began his career in publicity handling accounts for Al Green, and flautist Bobbi Humphrey. His accomplishments were quickly noted as he first moved to CBS Records in charge of the east coast publicity creating awareness campaigns The Jacksons, Cheryl Lynn, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams and Barry White just to mention a few. Polydor Records (PolyGram Records) became the next stop working with such artists as Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang , Stephanie Mills, Isaac Hayes Donna Summer, Peaches and Herb and LaToya Jackson.

The Director of R&B Product Management position was offered to Kenneth where he was allowed to expand his ever growing knowledge of the entertainment industry creating marketing plans for artist ranging from Aretha Franklin, to Kenny G. to Dionne Warwick, and Jermaine Jackson. It was during the Arista stint where Reynolds created the initial marketing plan and was a part of the team that launched one of the most successful recording artist in the history of the music business; Whitney Houston.

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