was born and raised between San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. There he
attended the Stanford Jazz Residency and studied with jazz legends,
Eddie Gomez, John Scofield, Barry Harris, and Albert "Tootie" Heath
among many others. He was given the "Outstanding Soloist" and
"Outstanding Musician" awards two consecutive years. Kevin won honorable
mention in the Smith Dobson jazz competition
and performed in his
home town's San Jose Jazz Festival
He moved to New York City in
2009 to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Since being in New York, Kevin has performed at New York's most famous Venues including Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
, Carnegie Hall
, Symphony Space
, Kupferberg Center @ Queens College, as well as smaller club/winebar/restaurant settings including The Bar Next Door, Tomi Jazz
, Tutuma Social Club, The Shrine World Music
Venue, University of the Streets, Miles' Cafe, as well as private party events at SOHO House
, which was where part of the movie, Friends With Kids (2011) was filmed.
has been able to study with NY greats Mike Moreno, Lage Lund, John Riley Aaron Parks, Bob
Cranshaw, Reggie Workman, just to name a few. Kevin has also had the opportunity to perform alongside young and seasoned veterans on the scene including Peter Bernstein, Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Gordon, Philip Dizack, Brian Lynch, Phil Woods.
In Spring of 2012, Kevin was selected from a large pool of students to fly to Switzerland and perform in the 2012 Bern Jazz Festival.
Kevin has also been selected to be the guitarist for the 2012-2013 NYYS Jazz Band Classic.
NYYS 50th Anniv. @ Carnegie Hall 2012 (NY)
San Jose Jazz Festival (CA)
Bern Jazz Festival 2012 (Switzerland)