Kevin Hildebrandt, a versatile guitarist who performs regularly with organist Radam Schwartz and his Conspiracy for Positivity has shared the stage with the Bob Mintzer Big Band and Newark jazz legends Victor Jones and Richie McRae. He has performed at venues such as the Knitting Factory, the Blue Note, the Zinc Bar and Trumpets in Montclair, NJ. He has also opened for notable acts such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Johnny Winter, Levon Helm, Johnnie Johnson, Stanton Moore and Dickey Betts.
A student of Dave Stryker and longtime Rutgers professor the late Ted Dunbar, Hildebrandt brings a new perspective to jazz repertoire while keeping it firmly rooted in the blues. A recipient of the Louis Armostrong Jazz Award, he was a member of the NJIAJE Intercollegiate All-State Jazz Ensemble from 2005 to 2007. A multifaceted musician, Hildebrandt also holds a degree in classical guitar.