National Recording Artist Kevin Howard is a world class keyboardist,writer,composer and producer. Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and now living in Maryland.
Kevin was honored as Jazz artist of the year 2018 by the Pennsylvania House of Representative which he was recognized on the floor in Harrisburg,PA. and received a citation to honor him. In addition Kevin has received several awards which include three “Best Jazz Performer Awards” from renowned local urban radio station WAMO; the WQED Harry Schwab Excellence in the arts award; Best Jazz Performer Champions Association; Pittsburgh City Paper “top three jazz performers”. Kevin, along with his band served as the Pittsburghʼs WJJJ Smooth Jazz Band for more than two years, performing at various events sponsored by the radio station.
Kevin recently toured with and was the musical director for jazz saxophone legend Ronnie Laws, also recorded and performed with saxophonist Marion Meadows, Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Najee, and George Benson. In addition has shared the stage with Jonathan Butler, Cameo,Roy Ayers, Pieces of a dream, Joe McBride and John Legend.
Kevin also headlined concerts in Maui Hawaii, Carlyle Club,Vienna Wine & Jazz Festival, Atlanta GA, Parkersburg,WV Jazz on the Green and Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-culture Festival, Jazz under the Stars Harrisburg PA, International Festival Baltimore MD., National Urban League Convention,Spaghettini (Seal Beach California ),Bethesda Jazz & Blues Club, Fire Station One in Silver Spring,Maryland Live Casino Resort and several venues nationwide.
Kevin has four CDʼs “Random Groove”, “Collage”, and “Special Edition” which includes special guest saxophonist Marion Meadows and guitarist Rohn Lawrence and “Travel” which was released on September 2015 the CD Release Party was held at the legendary jazz Club Blues Alley as part of their 50th year celebration. The new CD Travels is doing well over seas and in the states and is available at local stores and online CDBaby, Amazon, I-Tunes and several other markets.
Kevin Howardʼs smooth dynamic sound, warm personality and infectious smile will have you yearning for more. Together with his band of world class musicians, the sounds you experience are tantalizing, smooth, dynamic , and mesmerizing. They project energy, passion and charisma in concert that is the essence of the Kevin Howard Experience. Kevin is a true entertainer.