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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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

Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


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

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Andy Sheppard Andy Sheppard
Keith Ganz Keith Ganz
Diego Barber Diego Barber
guitar, acoustic
Paul Towndrow Paul Towndrow
sax, alto


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