||In the winter of 1994/95 Kennedy recorded and
released her first jazz CD. Recorded at Damon Soundtrek Studios, engineered by Garry McDonall and produced by Tommy
Banks, this musical journey was a return to her roots. 'Renaissance' is compiled of 21 smooth jazz and jazz standards that
did surprisingly well on the national radio scene. Sales and live performances actually earned Kennedy enough revenue
to 'break even' on her debut of being an indie artist.
She followed up by releasing 'Affairs
of the Heart' in 1997. That disc won
her an ARIA award for Jazz Recording Artist of the Year. As well, McDonall took home Best Engineer award. Kennedy
loves this milieu and continues to perform.