Kevin Nabors

Born and raised on Chicago’s South side, Kevin Nabors Jr. attended Gershwin Academy, where he began his music career. His band director, Mr. Newsome Oatis Sr, started him on the clarinet. He quickly progressed to the saxophone. While in concert band he was chosen and juggled the responsibility of All-City’s concert band and jazz band, as well as the coursework of Chicago Vocational High School. The youngest musician in All-City, Kevin set a record of nine years as a band member. Upon graduation from high school he attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he majored in Music Performance. Kevin also attended Chicago State University where he majored in Music Education. He has studied under Von Freeman, Ernie Watts, Jimmy Heath, Pharez Whitted , Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown and Roxanne Stevenson. These days you can find him sharing the stage with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Fred Anderson, George Freeman, Roy Hargrove, Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown, Ken Chaney, Robert “Babe” Irving, Dee Alexander, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Harrison Bankhead, Obert Davi, Maurice Brown, Isaiah Spencer, Guy King, Big James And the Chicago Playboys, Chicago12, Lubriphonic, Chico Debarge, Greg Osby, Oliver Lake, KRS-1 and Corey Wilkes. Still learning and forever growing, Kevin Nabors Jr. has a sound that will be heard.

 
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We have new releases on the horizon! First up is “Cries from tha Ghetto” from Corey Wilkes, one of the hottest young trumpeters on the scene today. Corey is one of the busiest musicians in Chicago and was hand-picked by Roscoe Mitchell to join The Art Ensemble of Chicago, replacing the legendary Lester Bowie. He also plays and tours extensively with other heavy hitters like James Carter, Kahil ElZabar and Will Calhoun of Living Colour. “Cries…” shows off Corey’s incredible range as a musician, a mastery of every corner of jazz. If you can stand toe-to-toe with both Roscoe Mitchell and James Carter on stage night after night, you better be able to bring it. Read more about the CD and hear some tracks right HERE. You can get a copy right now, only from us, in advance of the official release date on April 28th.

posted on March 17, 2009 by Yulun

 
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