Born: November 29, 1957 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Kevin Stout has been a freelance jazz trombonist in Las Vegas, Nevada, for many years, where he has worked with Joe Piscopo, The Four Tops, Don Rickles and Frank Sinatra Jr., among many others. His credits include the Don Menza Big Band and Quintet, The Nevada Jazz Orchestra and his own Kevin Stout Quintet.
From 1992 to 2000, Kevin performed with the Four Freshmen jazz vocal group as a trombone soloist, guitarist, bassist, percussionist and vocalist. Stout appeared on three albums with the Four Freshmen, two of which were produced and engineered by Stout. His television credits include The Charles Grodin Show, CBS Sunday Morning and 50 years Fresh, a PBS special which aired in summer 1999 and featured Maureen McGovern. International appearances include Tamouri's World Of Music variety show in Japan, and Tribute to Stan Kenton, a German television special from Berlin,Germany.
His latest two CD's as a co-leader have been critically acclaimed, the first of which, Good Pals, climbed to #23 on the Jazzweek charts, and Up Jazz Creek is poised to continue this trend.
His melodic improvisations, and an unusually extended high register mark Kevin's unique sound.