Category: Band


LOS ANGELES, CA // August 22, 2013 // Saxophonist Shannon Kennedy and guitarist U-Nam have recently released Open Beta (Skytown Records), their first EP as Nivo Deux. Open Beta includes five original tracks written and produced by U-Nam from their upcoming album 2 the Next Level, a refreshing collection of original music and popular 80s hits featuring Kennedy on sax and vocals and U-Nam on guitar.

Get Open Beta

Their first full album, 2 the Next Level, will be released later this year on Skytown Records.

The new EP and the band's single "Love's No Distance" are available now for airplay. Their music is also available for download on iTunes and most online distributors including Amazon, Spotify and CDBaby. You can learn more about the band and their new releases at

For booking or interview inquiries, contact Steve Cohen at Skytown Records: skytownrecords@bestofu.nam. For radio inquiries please contact Jason Gorov at Gorov Marketing:

About the Band

Nivo Deux (pronounced nee-voh doo) is a French-American duo based in Los Angeles, California comprised of up and coming sax player and vocalist Shannon Kennedy and Chart-Topping guitarist/producer U-Nam, each well-established artists in their own right. Their music is a blend of smooth jazz, funk, electropop and new wave, continuing in the tradition of diverse artists such as Blondie, Chic, New Order, Duran Duran, Level 42, and even David Sanborn. Their origins and style may seem eclectic but the clever ways in which they bring together these diverse influences is what makes their music interesting and even addictive.

Kennedy and U-Nam met and fell in love during while performing together as part of the One Soul Jazz Series U-Nam hosted in Southern California. They got married and combined forces to become Nivo Deux in 2013, creating music that blends the 80s pop and smooth jazz styles. Nivo Deux made it's debut with "Love's No Distance" on July 15, 2013. The song made it onto the US Billboard's Most Added Charts its first day.

Track Listing

01 2 the Next Level 5:09
02 Star Chaser 6:13
03 Love's No Distance 4:02
04 Culture Shock 4:59
05 Love's No Distance (Radio Edit) 3:44