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About Us

President and Founder

Kent Miller

Its President and founder Kent Miller is a jazz bassist and a native from St. Louis Mo.  He is a graduate of Rockhurst University, and studied at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music.  He has studied with some of the most renowned jazz bassists in the jazz industry such as Wendell Marshall, Milt Hinton. Rufus Reid, and Ron Carter.  He has performed with many national and international artist.

In 2015, he formed TNEK Jazz LLC with a vision to be a global platform by collaborating with the most talented musicians, composers, and arrangers in the industry to share a collective passion for jazz and promote its cultural significance.

A Passion for the Vibrant and Diverse Art of Jazz Music

At TNEK Jazz, our mission is to create, educate, and perform jazz music at the highest level of artistic excellence. While jazz is an art with a rich history, we are also firm believers that innovation is essential. Jazz thrives in a creative and empowering environment, and that is what we strive to provide for musicians and enthusiasts domestically and internationally. 


Our Values

Our passion for jazz music extends beyond composition and education. This is a culturally significant form of music that deserves to thrive. To that end, we hold ourselves and our partners to the highest of standards. You will find that all of the services we offer reflect the following values:


When natural talent and musical education are combined, real magic can happen.


Jazz has a rich history, and through innovation, it can also have a vibrant future.


Jazz is for everyone, regardless of their age or background.

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Get in Touch

Be a part of the TNEK Jazz mission to preserve the legacy of jazz music and promote the future that passionate innovators will create. Get in touch today to learn more.

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