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Kevin Valentine

Possessing an easy, effortless style that swings, Kevin's treatment of standards conveys an understanding of the culmination of melody, rhythm and lyric. While he loves standards, he does not think that they should be held in such esteem that they cannot grow and evolve. “Standards are not defined as being written between 1910 and 1950, they were just the pop tunes of that day. Rodgers and Hart wrote standards but so did Linda Creed and Thom Bell. Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and Sting all composed standards Their pieces will be played 50 years from now and still sound fresh.” Kevin says that his pursuit as an artist is to “find those tunes and be part of the presentation that paints the picture with new colors.” Check out his work on Lennon and McCartney's “Can't Buy Me Love”.

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