Kevin Sun (b. 1991) is a saxophonist, improvisor, composer, and writer.
Sun’s primary musical vehicle is “Great on Paper” (a.k.a. GOP), which features a typical jazz quartet configuration with a distinctly atypical bent towards the avant-garde and the folkloric. As per its official biography, GOP “taps into the jazz tradition without getting too ideological or self-conscious about it,” and had its premiere performance at Jordan Hall in Boston in April 2014. Aside from performing with GOP, Sun has shared the stage with artists such as Vijay Iyer, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Dave Liebman, and Rich Perry, among others, and has performed at venues such as Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), Sunside Jazz Club (Paris), Symphony Space (NYC), and Carnegie Hall (NYC).
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Pedagogical interests include basics of saxophone technique
(sound production, articulation, inflection, posture, etc.),
idiomatic jazz improvisation (swing, bebop, "post-bop"), and
other technical aspects of the contemporary jazz mainstream.
Emphasis on transcribing, study of source material, and
fundamentals of idiomatic collaborative musicmaking. Also,
willing to talk about more flashy stuff, e.g., hexatonic scales,
chord substitutions and path-making, intervallic constructions,
and other conceptual material.
$60/hr, lessons in Boston, MA.