Born: June 16, 1972 Primary Instrument: Bass
Gateway- 2006 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY)- Best Jazz CD
Gateway is one of the best mainstream jazz albums of 2005.- Peter Nemes-Nagy/ Dunakanyar Rádió, Hungary
Gateway is a real gem of an album that showcases the musical depth and talents of a rising new star, composer and bassist extraordinaire Kevin Dorsey. ... a breakout album for the Kevin Dorsey Collective”.- Edward Blanco/ Jazz Review.com
Gateway, from Kevin Dorsey's Collective represents the group's most ambitious recording to date...effortlessly blending different dynamics and phrasing in ways that clearly illustrate the band's knack for transcending genres and rhythms”.- Eric Cohen/ WAER, Syracuse, NY
Kevin is an indemand bassist and tuba player 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 modern jazz musicians 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 Seymour Magnet School. He is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys). Dorsey is the Artistic Director of the Central New York Jazz Composer’s Co-operative. His current project is the Kevin Dorsey Collective, which performs all original music combining jazz harmony with world music and other genres. The Collective has released 3 recordings, Inner Journey, Gateway and A Collective Christmas. Gateway won the 2006 SAMMY Award for Best Jazz Recordings and can be heard on 150 radio stations worldwide.
A Collective Christmas (2006)/ Kevin Dorsey Collective
Gateway (2005)/ Kevin Dorsey Collective
Live At Mirbeau (2004)/ Kevin Dorsey Collective
Inner Journey (2003)/ Kevin Dorsey
Until We See You Again (2000)/ Bob Piorun & Kevin Dorsey
The Intention (2005)/ The Intention
El Sabor (2004)/ El Sabor
The Big Band Sound of Stan Colella (2002)/ Stan Colella
Ein deutches Requiem, Op. 45 (1996)/ University of Miami Symphony Orchestra
North Country (1995)/ Susquehanna String Band
In Focus (2004)/ Eye Level (arranger)
Seymour Select Singers (2004)/ Seymour Select Singers (arranger, conductor)
CNY Smooth Sounds Vol. 1/ Various Artists (composer)
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