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Kevin Schmidt

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I am a bass trombonist and composer, formerly based in Minneapolis, MN and now based in New York City. My projects encompass modern jazz, free jazz, electronica, chamber compositions and avant rock.

Since moving to New York City, my bands have included Mark Dresser, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, Elliot Humberto Kavee, John Hollenbeck, Nathan Hanson, Avram Fefer, Tom Shad, Lee Alexander, Jay Rosen, Bruce Eisenbeil and others. I have performed at The Knitting Factory, The Cornelia Street Cafe, CB's Lounge, The New School, The Society for Ethical Culture, The Internet Cafe and other venues.

In Minnesota I collaborated with many inspired musicians and composers, most notably Douglas Ewart, Carei Thomas, Donald Washington and Todd Harper. I have been the recipient of performance grants and composer fellowships from The McKnight Foundation, The American Composers Forum, The Saint Paul Landmark Center and The Walker Art Center.

In addition to my work as a leader, I have performed behind a wide variety of musicians and entertainers, including Cecil Taylor, Eartha Kitt, Carol King, Harry Belafonte, Cy Coleman, Bill Kirchner, Kristin Chenoweth, Gregory Hines, James Naughton and actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tony Randall, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael J. Fox, Kevin Klein and Alec Baldwin.

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