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Kevin Kern

- US Minneapolis, MN Classical / New Age / Instrumental

About

Sounds Like: Jim Brickman Music, Yiruma, Yanni, George Winston, Richard Clayderman

Label: Real Music

Bio: Born in Detroit, Kevin Kern began playing piano at the tender age of 18 months. Though legally blind since birth, his exceptional talent soon became clear. His earliest musical influence was jazz legend George Shearing, whom he met as a child. With George as a mentor, Kevin developed an early lo... See Full Bio

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My CD, "Christmas" was nominated for Best Holiday Album by ZoneMusicReporter. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. http://bit.ly/1jo73hm

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  • 2014

    Jan 24


    South Pasadena, CA, US | 7:30pm
    United Methodist Church
    South Pasadena, CA, US
    Fri Jan 24 7:30pm

    Details

    Kevin Kern Live in Concert with Amy Janelle! One Night Only! Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:30PM United Methodist Church 699 Monterey Road South Pasadena, CA 91030 Tickets: $20 General Admission Doors open at 6:30pm, the concert begins at 7:30pm There will be a brief 15 min intermission. CDs and Songbooks will be available for purchase. Following the show there will be a "meet and greet" opportunity with Kevin and Amy. Autograph and photo opportunities are possible. Join us for an evening of musical storytelling with Steinway Artist and composer Kevin Kern and fellow Whisperings Solo Piano Radio Artist, Amy Janelle. ABOUT KEVIN KERN Legally blind from birth, Steinway Artist Kevin Kern has become synonymous with beautiful, melodic music. His melodies exude lyricism, simplicity, and a directness that touches the heart of the listener. The influence of lifelong friend and mentor, jazz great George Shearing, and a strong classical education enabled Kevin to develop an early love of improvisation and an appreciation for the beautiful sound a piano could produce. He continued his education at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Fred Hersch. One of the hallmarks of Kevin's recordings is the inclusion of piano solo pieces he refers to as "sound paintings". Spontaneously improvised in a darkened recording studio, Kern uses the piano to "paint" musical pictures of scenes which are often suggested to him in the moment, such as rowing a boat across a lake after a summer rain ("After the Rain"), or a star-filled night sky ("A Million Stars"). With Six Billboard charting releases and numerous international film and TV credits (Oprah, David Letterman, PBS, Mitsubishi), Kevin has developed a worldwide following. His concert tours take throughout the United States and Asia. Highlights have included a special performance for the G20 Summit in Seoul in 2010, an eight city Korea tour with "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts in 2011, and a five city concert tour of China in September 2013. Kevin's music is regularly heard on Pandora, MusicChoice Soundscapes, Spotify, Last.fm and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio "...a master of melody and quiet emotional depth." ~ Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com "Kevin Kern sees the music other musicians can only hear." ~ Ron Brownlow, Taipei Times ABOUT AMY JANELLE Amy Janelle's debut album, "Shining True" was released in 2011 resulting in her nomination for Best New Artist of the year by Zone Music Reporter in 2012. Her second album, "A New Direction," was released in November 2013. Both albums were recorded at the renowned Piano Haven Studio. Amy performs her music live across the country. Amy's music has aired on numerous broadcasts worldwide, including Pandora, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, and iHeart Radio. "Amy's music is smooth, gentle, and very soothing, a 'massage for the mind and spirit'." Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com

  • 2013

    Oct 18


    Pearl River, NY, US | 7:00pm
    The Rockland Conservatory ...
    Pearl River, NY, US
    Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:00pm
  • 2013

    Jun 30


    Sedona, AZ, US | 8:00pm
    Sedona Creative Life Center
    Sedona, AZ, US
    Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:00pm

    Details

    Join Whisperings Solo Piano Radio for an amazing evening of original New Age solo piano artistry by renowned pianists: Steinway Artist Kevin Kern & Kawai Artist Joe Bongiorno. Venue doors open at 6:30pm. Concert begins at 7:00PM. Seating is general admission. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

  • 2013

    Jun 29


    Sedona, AZ, US | 6:30pm
    Piano Haven - The Whisperi...
    Sedona, AZ, US
    Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:30pm

    Details

    A Whisperings Radio / Piano Haven Concert Event. Concert begins at 7:00PM Seating is limited. Use the ticket link to reserve and confirm your seats. Once your seat(s) are confirmed you will be emailed a confirmation along with the address in Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek (VOC) along with detailed driving, parking and arrival instructions.

  • 2013

    Jun 28


    Scottsdale, AZ, US | 6:00pm
    Steinway Piano Showroom
    Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:00pm

    Details

    PICTURES FROM THE PIANO - An Intimate Solo Concert Concert begins at 7:00PM RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Seating is limited. Call 480-368-8888 to reserve your seats. Directions to the venue - http://www.steinwayarizona.com/contact

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  • Robert Steven Hunt (Artist) Robert Steven Hunt
    Absolutely stuuningly beautiful instrumental piano music, Kevin this is some of the best composition work that I have heard on Reverbnation. You are a very gifted and talent...
  • Nancy Burridge (Artist) Nancy Burridge
    A Thousand Miles Away....Beautiful! It took me there! Thank you and best wishes to you!
  • Derek Fiechter (Artist) Derek Fiechter
    Lovely Christmas music. It's so peaceful and soft. You have a lot of talent!
  • Paul Chantrill (Artist) Paul Chantrill
    Very beautiful
  • Kerry Leigh (Artist) Kerry Leigh
    Compelling, well-constructed compositions backed by superior performance & production. Sweet tracks -- Kerry
  • Kristi Salas (Artist) Kristi Salas
    "Grab my acoustic and I’ve got lessons down in Silver Lake, Then I’ll drive up the PCH as my favorite music plays..." Kristi Salas
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