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Kelvin Roy

Kelvin grew up in Flint, Michigan. His father was from New Zealand and relocated to the United States after travelling there as a Fulbright scholar. Kelvin had copious lessons on piano and trombone, plus some voice training from an early age. He attended Flint Central High School, playing in many school bands and he was active in drama as well. He also taught himself how to play other brass instruments like baritone and bass trumpet. The latter—also called a marching valve trombone—became his main instrument. Since his father was an arts critic, he was able to see many first class acts as a child. Later, he went on the road with a couple popular funk and jazz bands playing clubs after attending Michigan State University.

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Kelvin Roy Around the World of Music CD

“KELVIN ROY & BLUESTARS also find “Tramp” the epitome of hip, using it to open AROUND THE WORLD OF MUSIC Live at the Loaded Hog (Martian Music 004). Recorded live in an Auckland night spot, this sounds like a credible tourist lounge act”—Dave Dupont, Cadence Magazine

“Roy delivers cool, muted, crooning vocals.”—Javier Antonio Quinones Ortiz, All About Jazz

“Kelvin Roy & Bluestars mix of original pieces and old standards is a jazz release firmly rooted in its Auckland locale”—Mark Sariban, Air New Zealand Panorama

“We received and added this fine jazz CD.”—Sybil Augustine, WORT, Madison, Wisconsin

The whole thing is a pleasant album best enjoyed on a summer afternoon Graham Reid—NZ Herald, e.g

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Primary Instrument

Various

Location

Wellington

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Taught high school/college instrumental music and a few private lessons.

Albums

Overlap
Overlap
Martian Music
2015
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Teamwork
Teamwork
Martian Music
2014
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Amazing Animals
Amazing Animals
Martian Music
2013
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Thinks We Love to Do
Thinks We Love to Do
Martian Music
2013
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Holidays
Holidays
Martian Music
2012
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Jollytime
Jollytime
Martian Music
2011
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