Kevin Mackenzie

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin Mackenzie is one of Scotland�s most in-demand musicians with projects ranging from Trio AAB and the Scottish Guitar Quartet to the Finlay Macdonald Band and Jenna Reid. He has toured all over the world and has recorded on over 40 albums.. He won the prestigious 'Creative Scotland Award in 2001. The resulting nine peice CD Another new Horizon was Album of the month in the Observer and Album of the week in the Guardian newspapers .

He has just recorded a new CD featuring Ben Perowsky, Boris Kozlov and Donny McCaslin due for release late Summer 09. .

The Quartet CD, Chiasmus; with Julian Arguelles, Aidan O'Donnel and Alyn Cosker is available direct from the artist at, iTunes and CD baby, also available from other retail outlets including Amazon from April 14th....
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Creative Scotland Award 2001
Press Quotes ”an international-class jazz player” The Herald “a conspicuously inventive soloist.” the Scotsman

“Mackenzie demonstrates a composer's ear and vision that equals his improvising skills” The Guardian

“Cooking is the best way to describe award-winning jazz- guitarist, Kevin Mackenzie's stellar performance” The Daily Record

“ excellent example of what's going on north of the border” The Observer

Trio Review in Herald

Mackenzie's parallel career in traditional music often shines through in his melodies - the smart, mobile Fall of Stout was inspired by a certain well- known fiddler's, er, hiccup - although the group's tightness and easy ebb and flow suggest jazzer John Scofield's 1970s trio updated.

As with Scofield, too, there's bite as well as understated elegance in Mackenzie's soloing and, in Caribe and Sorensen, he has partners who contribute strong individual sounds as well as notes and, in the latter, a drummer conversant with both graceful colouring and Hip- Hoperation's dancing street funk.” The HERALD 1st June 2007

�John Rae Collective �: �The Big If Smiles Again� 1990 Iona Records �Hue and Cry�. �Stars Crash Down� (1991) Simon Thoumire and Fergus Mackenzie �Exhibit A� �Iona� Simon Thoumire Three�: �Waltzes for Playboys� 1993 black crow Records � Coco and The Bean� �Western Ways� 1995 �Momentum Music �The Tom Bancroft orchestra� �Pieology� 1997 �Caber Music� �Simon Thoumire Three�: March Strathspey And Surreal�1996 �Green Linnet � �Simon Thoumire Orchestra�: �Celtic Connections suite� 1998 �Tartan Tapes �Keep it Up�: �Keep it up� 1998 �Foot Stomping� Records � �Swirler�: �Swirler� 1998 �Caber Music Trio AAB: �Cold Fusion 1998 Caber Music �John Burgess� �The Urge to Burge� 1999 �Caber Music� �Blackanized� �Future Generations� 1999 �Yush Records� �Simon Thoumire �:�Music for a new Scottish Parliament� �Finlay Macdonald� �Finlay Macdonald� 2000 �Tartan tapes� �John McCusker� :Yella Hoose� 2000 �Temple Records Alyth McCormack�: �Alyth McCormack� 2000 �Vertical. John Rae�s Celtic Feet: Baware the Feet; 2001 Caber Music Sunhoney: �November� 2001 Vertical The Scottish Guitar Quartet: Near the circle 2001 Caber music Trio AAB :Wherever I lay my home that�s my hat� 2001 Caber Music The Scottish Guitar Quartet: Fait Accompli� 2002 Circular Records The Finlay Macdonald Band: Pressed For Time; 2003 Footstomping records Trio AAB: �Stranger Things happen at C� 2003 Caber music, Kevin Mackenzie�s Vital Signs : �Another New Horizon� 2004 Caber Music Keep it Up: �On Safari� 2004 Footstomping records Konrad Wizenieski �Konrad Wizeniewski Quintet 2005. Independent The Scottish Guitar Quartet: �landmarks� 2005 Circular Records Experiments in Culture :Simon Thoumire 2005 footstomping Records Jenna Reid: With `Silver an� All� 2005 Footstomping Records Marie Fielding: Executive Club (2006) HRM: Kevin Henderson, Jenna Reid, Kevin Mackenzie: Da Homin (2006) Finlay Macdonald Band: reEcho (2007) Greentrax Jenna Reid: Laughing Girl (2008) Footstomping Kevin MacKenzie: Chiasmus (2008) Laundry Room Music Up coming releases New Quartet CD featuring Ben Perowsky, Boris Kozlov and Donny McCaslin, coming Autumn 09 Trio AAB :Live Tom Bancroft Orchestra

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Primary Instrument:

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Lecturer at 'The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland', teaches privately.

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