Kevin Howard is a world-class keyboardist, composer, producer and businessman. Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, now making his home in Maryland. Kevin is the President and CEO of Key Chapter Entertainment, a company that includes full service recording and production.
Kevin has received several awards which include three “Best Jazz Performer Awards” from renowned local urban radio station WAMO; the WQED Harry Schwab Excellence in the arts awards; Best Jazz Performer Champions Association; Pittsburgh City Paper “ Top Three Jazz Performers”. Kevin, along with his band served as the Pittsburgh’s WJJJ Smooth Jazz Band for more than two years, performing at various events sponsored by the radio station.
Kevin recently toured and was the musical director for jazz saxophone legend Ronnie Laws for his Pittsburgh and Ohio tour, also recorded and performed with Marion Meadows, Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Najee, and George Benson. In addition has shared the stage with Jonathan Butler, Cameo, Roy Ayers, Pieces of a Dream, and John Legend.
Kevin has headlined concerts in Maui Hawaii, 2015 Vienna Wine & Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, Atlanta GA., Parkersburg, WV Jazz on the Green and Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Culture Festivals, Jazz under the Stars Harrisburg PA, International Festival and Reginald Lewis Museum Baltimore MD, Spaghettini (Seal Beach California), Bethesda Jazz & Blues Club, Blues Alley, Fire Station One Tavern and Restaurant Silver Spring MD and Serendipity Jazz Café in DC.
Kevin has four CD’s “Random Groove”, “Collage”, “Special Edition” which includes special guest saxophonist Marion Meadows and “Travels” which was released on September 2015, the CD release party was held at the legendary jazz club “ Blues Alley” as part of their 50th Year Celebration. All songs are original compositions written and composed by Kevin. The new CD “Travels” is doing well in across the country and overseas. You can find the “Travels” online at CDBaby, Amazon, I-Tunes, other Internet markets and local record stores.
Kevin Howard’s smooth dynamic sound, warm personality and infectious smile will have you yearning for more. Together with his band of world-class musicians, the sounds you’ll experience are tantalizing, smooth, dynamic, and mesmerizing. They project energy, passion and charisma in concert that is the essence of the Kevin Howard Experience. Kevin is a true entertainer.