The inside scoop...

    Kevin is an in-demand pianist, arranger, and educator for jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz  and salsa, as

well as for  rock n' roll, classic rock, soul, funk, top 40, and more.   He lives in the Bay Area and continues to call its diverse music scene his home.

   

 

    In 2017 he had the honor of playing at the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival to a standing ovation from a full-house with the Latin Jazz Collective w/John Nava!

Performer

 
Kevin plays solo piano, in duos, trios, quartets, and other various groups for many restaurants,    hotels,   weddings,    wineries,    bars,   festivals,   cruise ships (Princess and P&O UK lines),    speakeasy and Gatsby parties, and many other events and venues!  He has had the honor of sharing the stage (and continuing to work with) with many great musicians (some of whom are grammy winners and/or nominees)!

As an arranger/composer Kevin has produced work for many groups, both local and international, including "Bandstand Beat," a musical work by the Tabbard Theater in 2011. He's given college master classes for arranging (see below). Click Here for more info on his arrangements/compositions! 

 
 

Educator

    Kevin has given multiple clinics/masterclasses on Afro-Cuban jazz and arranging (with the Latin Jazz Collective) at CSU Monterey Bay and the Dennis Murphy School of Music.  He also teaches elementary school music for the Oak Grove School District - opening the world of music to young students!

 

Kevin is the Northern California Product Specialist for Casio Music Instruments!

Educational background

 

Kevin holds a B.A. in jazz (piano) studies, a B.M. in music education, and CA teaching credential.  He went to San Jose State University where he studied piano with Frank Sumares.  He also attributes much of his musical education to John Shifflett, Wayne Wallace (whom he studied arranging with), Dr. Aaron Lington, Dr. Dan Wyman, and Grammy-nominated Cuban percussionist, Bosco "El Gitano."

Kevin can be seen playing a Casio Pro PX-560 at many of his gigs. 

Learn more about Kevin's work with Casio keyboards and pianos here!

© 2016 Kevin McCullough.

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