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 in 2018 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He was recognized on the floor in Harrisburg, PA, and received a citation honoring him. In addition, Kevin has received several awards, which include three “Best Jazz Performer” awards from renowned local radio station WAMO; the WQED Harry Schwab Excellence in the Arts award; Best Jazz Performer Champions Association; and Pittsburgh City Paper “top three jazz performers.” Kevin and his band served as Pittsburgh’s WJJJ Smooth Jazz Band for over two years, performing at various events sponsored by the radio station.
Kevin recently toured with and served as musical director for jazz saxophone legend Ronnie Laws and has also recorded and performed with Marion Meadows, Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Najee, and George Benson. In addition, he 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 CDs: “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.
Kevin Howard?s smooth dynamic sound, warm personality, and infectious smile will have you yearning for more. 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.