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Kevin Dorsey Collective / Press

“Innocence- 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist (Jazz)”


“A Collective Christmas- 2007 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY)- Best Jazz Recording”


“Gateway- 2006 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY)- Best Jazz Recording”


““The music on Gateway is beautiful jazz with dark undercurrents. The Collective are talented interpreters of Dorsey’s songs. They groove and capture the subtle nuances of the compositions."”

Lester French - WMEB, Orono, Maine

““... nicely balanced, unfolding in the manner of a suite, shifting between subtly different rhythmic feelings and tonal colors.... This is music that creeps up on you."”

Peter Westbrook - Jazz Review.com

““Inner Journey demonstrates how the Collective have gelled into one instrument and synergistically deliver the music."”

Chuck Vecoli - JazzReview.com

““The melody and acoustic bass lines evoke a meeting between Michael Brecker and Charlie Haden."”

Joe Knipes - Jazz Improv

"Captivating music! Melody, harmony, energy all blend into a happy music, guaranteed to put you into good mood."

Ilan Oz - Radio Judaica Brussels, Belgium

"Gateway, from Kevin Dorsey's Collective represents the group's most ambitious recording to date...effortlessly blending different dynamics and phrasing in ways that clearly illustrate the band's knack for transcending genres and rhythms."

Eric Cohen - WAER, Syracuse, NY

"Gateway is a real gem of an album that showcases the musical depth and talents of a rising new star, composer and bassist extraordinaire Kevin Dorsey. ... a breakout album for the Kevin Dorsey Collective."

Edward Blanco - Jazzreview.com

““Kevin Dorsey is fast becoming Central New York’s most prolific recording artists."”

Russ Tarby - Syracuse City Eagle