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Kevin Hicks featuring Nick Mancini with Mark Leggett Opening

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Kevin Hicks and his group will play music from their debut album, Wave Tripping, featuring guest artist, Nick Mancini on vibraphone.

Award-winning trombonist, educator, composer, and arranger, KEVIN HICKS has established himself as one of the most creative voices on the Los Angeles jazz scene. Hicks released his solo debut CD, “Wave Tripping” in early 2017. The album highlights his many of his musical influences while pushing musical boundaries with his unique writing, improvisation, and approach to the standard jazz repertoire. The project features some of LA’s best jazz musicians including Cooper Appelt (bass), Abe Lagrimas Jr. (drums), Austin Byrd (keyboards), and guest artists, Nick Mancini, Brian Mantz, Ben Bohorquez, and Kyle O’Donnell. Kevin’s work with renowned jazz educator Scott Wilson has placed him at the forefront of jazz education in the US.

Kevin has shared the stage with many of today’s most notable artists including Peter Erskine, Ron Blake, Ravi Coltrane, Wayne Bergeron, Jeff Coffin, Frank Stallone, Son Mayor, John Beasley, Bernard Fowler, to name a few. He currently performs in the world-famous Disneyland Band. Kevin Hicks is an adjunct faculty member at Snow College in Utah and is in demand as a guest performing artist and educator worldwide.

“Kevin Hicks is a quadruple threat in the music industry and his accomplishments have established him as one the finest trombone players in the world today. His melodic trombone solos and EWI solos speak to every generation, his high-energy bebop playing is blazing, his reading skills landed him the lead trombone spot in the UNT One O’clock Lab Band for multiple years, and Kevin Hicks is on the forefront of 21st century jazz education and online course offerings. Having already earned two collegiate Downbeats at a very young age, Mr. Hicks is here to stay and he will be a musical force in the jazz idiom for a long time to come. Kevin is my first call trombonist for everything because his beautiful personality and superior music skills matches his gorgeous tone and rich musical vibe.” –Scott Wilson (former Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan and author of Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit and materials).

Opening for Kevin is

Special Guest Mark Leggett

Guitarist Mark Leggett is twice Emmy nominated for his composing work. Mark has composed music for hundreds of television & documentary productions including television series My Name Is Earl, The Pretender, the Dolly Parton TV movie “Coat of Many Colors”, and the independent feature film “American Romance”. Documentary credits: “Anne Frank’s Holocaust”, “Conquistador: A Day In Their Lives”, “Nazi America: A Secret History”, and “Wage Slaves: Not Getting By in America”. He scored theme music recorded by Levon Helm and The Band, and documentaries with guitarist/songwriter Richard Thompson.

BYO Food and Beverage (non alcoholic)

Artist’s Website

Wave Tripping YouTube Links

Kevin Hicks (Trombone)

Nick Mancini (Vibraphone)

Cooper Appelt (Bass)

Jake Reed (Drums)

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