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Kevin Howard performs a smooth, charismatic and energetic jazz show.
Kevin Howard, Contemporary Jazz Musician

Kevin Howard’s jazz sound is tantalizingly smooth, with a performance style full of energy and charisma. He is a winner of several prestigious awards including three Best Jazz Performer awards from renowned local urban radio station WAMO and a WQED Harry Schwab Excellence in the Arts award, along with accolades from the Best Performer Champions Association and Pittsburgh City Paper, who deemed the trio “top three jazz performers.” The trio served as Pittsburgh’s WJJJ Smooth Jazz Band for more than two years, performing at various events sponsored by the radio station. Kevin has toured with and was the musical director for jazz saxophone legend Ronnie Laws, and has recorded and performed with saxophonist Marion Meadows, Jonathan Butler, Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Najee and George Benson. In addition, he has shared the stage with Roy Ayers, Pieces of a Dream, Joe McBride and John Legend, and has headlined at festivals including Parkersburg, WV’s Jazz on the Green, Mid-Ohio Valley’s Multi-Culture Festival, Jazz Under The Stars in Harrisburg PA, the International Festival in Baltimore Maryland, the National Urban League Convention, and more across the nation. The Kevin Howard Trio includes keyboards, bass and drums. Kevin can also perform solo.