Steppin Up is Shannon Kennedy's sophomore album featuring Shannon as a composer, arranger, producer, and musician. She can be heard playing soprano saxophone, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, flute, clarinet, guitar, and keyboards throughout the album. Steppin Up is a collection of eleven diverse compositions ranging from a tango to pop to rock to funk and a cover of Duke Ellington's In A Sentimental Mood with a little twist. This smooth jazz CD features Shannon Kennedy's band as well as several guest artists. Dan Reckard and Andrew Sporn on keys, Bob Fazio on bass, Drew Simpson on guitar, and Bubba Bryant on drums. Guests include Greg Vail on saxophone, EWI (electronic wind instrument), and percussion, Bijon Watson on trumpet, Tony Guerrero on flugel horn, Peter White on accordian and guitar, and Kirk Whalum on tenor saxophone.