Music Biography

Early Education

Kevin was born in St. Cloud, MN and raised in Baltimore, MD. As a child, he pursued music and dance formally at Peabody School of Music and Dance, and Kinetics Dance Theatre, in addition to private piano lessons and pedagogy.


Kevin expanded his formal studies at both universities and conservatories in Virginia, New York and France, most notably on scholarship through Hamilton College at the Sorbonne (Paris III, Paris VII) in Paris, France, and later at the La Rochelle Conservatory in La Rochelle, France. 


As a student in La Rochelle, Kevin studied the songs and tablature of Baroque and Medieval writers, specializing in 8-course Lute, Harpsichord and Counter-tenor under the tutelage of instructor Hervé Carasmel.   


Upon returning to the United States, he moved to New York City, where he continued studies privately in Baroque and early music on 8-course Lute with Brooklyn-based Frank Galante, and in voice and music theory with Ann Ruckert, founder of the Jazz Foundation of America.  

New York City, Paris, LA...

For the next twenty years, Kevin’s journey with music has led to a life of travel, scholarship, and artistic collaboration with several companies in New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris. These companies have included The Thunderbird Native American Indian Dancers, The Southwing Theater Company, Rachel Rosenthal Theater Company, La Cartoucherie, The Watermill Center, BRIC, Oddfellows Playhouse, Magnetic Laboritorium, Empire of Teeth, Puma Pearl’s Pandemonium, Bellyqueen, Dha Fuzion, and Glassworks.

Writing, Performing

Kevin has received several accolades for his work as a songwriter and lyricist, including from recording artists Sting, Pink, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Laurie Anderson, Gary Lucas, Louis Mofsie, Katie Down, Reuben Butchart, and Philip Glass. 


He has released six albums of English and French originals, mainly in folk, blues, art house, glam rock and jazz traditions. He has also been hired to compose electronic, chamber, and piano instrumentals for live theater and film.  


As a performer, Kevin has a preference for intimate cabaret or small clubs, and touring on the summer music festival circuit. 


He has made appearances at Northside Music Festival, NXNE, Governor’s Island, Montauk Music Festival, Cape May Songwriter's, and at the World Fairgrounds in Queens, opening for Bruce Springsteen. 

  

Kevin lives in New York City and is a member of ASCAP and SGA.

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