Sixteen(16)-year-old jazz organ prodigy, Kevin Coelho explodes onto the scene with “Funkengruven” – Kevin started piano study at age six(6). He started his jazz and organ studies at age eleven(11)…he’s now sixteen(16) and starting to ‘tear it up’.
…with jazz teachers that have included Randy Masters, Wil Blades and Tony Monaco (producer) – as well as master classes with Bennet Pastor, Larry Goldings, Taylor Eigsti, Joshua Redman, Ndugu Chancler, and Tooty and Jimmy Heath, this “kid” has really learned to PLAY; needless to say, this teenager ‘aint’ your normal teenager!
With performances at the Eastman School of Music Summer Jazz Program, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and the Stanford Jazz Residency and his multiple wins of the “Shape of Jazz to Come” award at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Kevin is on his way to a bright future!…This recording, produced by Tony Monaco, hints of that quite strongly! Get it!
“…not only is he a top-notch organist, but he’s a seriously talented composer as well. … Not since Joey DeFrancesco burst onto the scene at about the same age has such a young organist made such an exciting debut.”
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“…Kevin Coelho commands the entirety of the organ’s expansive range.” – The Revivalist