Born: February 14, 1961 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Kevin Brunkhorst is a guitarist and composer. He is a native of the Midwest and a graduate of the Master's program in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. Currently he is a member of the jazz faculty of St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
Digital/Spritual is a duet project for with fellow UNT alum and StFX faculty member Paul Tynan, who plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and pocket trumpet. It's partly composed and partly constructed from improvisations. References and influences are far-ranging and include Kenny Wheeler, Brian Eno, David Torn, Ralph Towner, film scores, and Teo Macero's productions of Miles. There's an emphasis on melody and rich harmony. There is also a variety of textures, especially on the trip-hop/electronic 'How Spacemen Lose Weight'.