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Kevin Sharpe

Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kevin Sharpe began his musical career at the age of seven singing gospel in his church choir. By age eleven he was playing drums for that same choir and eventually became one of the primary drummers for the Church of God in Christ in the region. Later in college he studied classical percussion, arranging and choral conducting. The Springfield, Massachusetts native also studied voice with Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer and improvisation with Yusef Lateef. Since graduating with degrees in Music Education and Jazz Performance he has performed with jazz artists Archie Shepp, Charles Greenlee, Avery Sharpe and Steve Turré. He’s done recordings with John Blake, Fellowship, soul diva Betty Harris and others. He was the conductor of the orchestral work “A Celebration of Family Community and the Life of Primus Mason” for the Springfield Arts Festival, and guest conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert. He’s toured Europe as a vocalist and instrumentalist. He's been a choral director for Dartmouth and Smith Colleges and he has also worked for several years as writer, music director and vocalist in the contemporary gospel group “Fellowship”.

Kevin Sharpe, 2007 winner of New England Urban Music Award, currently is leader of the modern Gospel ensemble “The Kevin Sharpe Group”, drummer / percussionist and arranger in the “K. Sharpe Project” a jazz based instrumental group, vocalist with the show band "The Dramatix", bassist with Darla Blair and Unorthodox Groove Band, workshop leader for and producer and engineer at SwingHigh Productions. Mr. Sharpe uses Noble & Cooley drums, Vic Firth sticks, and La Bella strings.

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