Amazon.com Widgets

Update Kevin Norton

Primary Instrument: Percussion

Kevin Norton was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, NY. The composer/percussionist came to jazz in an unlikely setting but befriended drummer and fellow record collector Kenny Washington as a teenager. Studies at Hunter College introduced Kevin to Milt Hinton and after a short period, Kevin began to perform with Milt Hinton, eventually recording The Judge's Decision with a quartet led by Milt. Under Milt's encouragement, Kevin went back to school to get his Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music.

After graduation he played every kind of gig available to a versatile percussionist: classical, jazz, blues, Dixieland, off-Broadway shows, rock, but especially taking part in the blossoming downtown New York City scene that strove to combine all these musics. This lead to him playing with Fred Frith's band Keep the Dog, which also included harpist Zeena Parkins and saxophonist John Zorn. Soon Mr. Norton was asked to play with a vast amount of downtown New York (sometimes called the Knitting Factory scene) ensembles. However, he longed to return to his jazz roots and began to play with downtown outsiders Phillip Johnston and Joel Forrester and their co-led band, the Microscopic Septet (and later Johnston's Big Trouble, with two CDs on Black Saint)....
read more

  • BUY

    Quark Bercuse: Solo Percussion Vol. 1

    FMR Records
    2005
  • BUY

    Quark Bercuse Solo Percussion Vol I

    The ACT Company
    2005
  • BUY

    Time-Space Modulator

    Barking Hoop
    2004
  • BUY

    Intuitive Structures

    Cadence Jazz Records
    2004
  • BUY

    Change Dance - troubled energy

    Barking Hoop
    2002
  • BUY

    Iron Monkey Trio

    The ACT Company
    2001
  • BUY

    Framework

    Enja Records
    1991
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Record Label Profiles

CD/LP/Track Review

Multiple Reviews

CD/LP/Track Review

Interviews

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Become a fan of Kevin Norton Track
Rank: 6,213 Views: 4,309
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Kevin Norton profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Kevin Norton musician profile.