From: NY, United States
Genre: Folk, Celtic, World
Kevin Dorsey is an in demand multi-instrumentalist in the Central New York Region. He holds a Masters of Music in Studio Jazz Writing from the University of Miami and Bachelors of Music in Music Education with a Performers Certificate from the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam). His composition teachers have included Gary Lindsay, Ron Miller and Bret Zvacek.
Kevin has performed with such diverse artists as Noah and Andrew VanNorstrand, modern jazz musicians Phil Woods, Chris Vadala, Miguel Zenon, Dave Samuels and Steve Slagle, avant-garde musicians Steve Swell, Hamid Drake, Jalil Moondrake and William Parker, opera singer N'Kenge Simpson-Hoffman and the Israeli Ensemble Simply Tsfat.
Kevin teaches at LeMoyne College, Cayuga Community College and in the Syracuse City Schools. He is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys). Since 2003 he has lead the Kevin Dorsey Collective, which performs all original music combining jazz harmony with world music and other genres. The Collective has released 4 recordings, Inner Journey, Gateway, A Collective Christmas and Certitude. A Collective Christmas won the 2007 SAMMY Award and Gateway won the 2006 SAMMY Award for Best Jazz Recordings and can be heard on hundreds of radio stations worldwide.
Dorsey’s most recent project has been “Fore!”, his first foray into the world of folk music. Combining original music, Cape Breton, Appalachian fiddle tunes and covers of such diverse artists as Solas, Lunasa, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Alison Krauss and Colin Hay, this is one group not to be missed in the years to come!