Guitarist Kevin Golden has been playing jazz for over 29 years in the Hudson Valley and greater NYC area. His style is influenced by Grant Green, Rene Thomas, and Joshua Breakstone. He has studied with Joshua Breakstone, Peter Leitch, John Scofield, and Sal Salvador.
Kevin's first recording as a leader, "Pelham Parkway" has been released and available for digital download. The session was recorded along with the musical collaboration and contributions of Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond B3 organ and Peter Grant on drums, at Tedesco Studios in Paramus NJ. Seven original tunes penned by Golden pay homage to the legendary organ trio sounds of Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and Wes Montgomery (san octaves).
For the past 8 years Kevin has collaborated with Steve Kaiser in multiple formats (duo, trio, quartet), playing the NYC club scene. The Steve Kaiser Quartet recorded "Say What You Mean" - original written by Golden which was featured on All About Jazz's website "Download of the Day".
Co-author of song "Golden Opportunity", 2nd place winner in 2008 Independent Music
Awards for Jazz Song of the Year.
1974 Gibson L5CES archtop
Fargen 80W tube amp
w 15" speaker
KEVIN GOLDEN TRIO
PELHAM PARKWAY - Recording Review
"A talented straight ahead guitarist, Kevin Golden has been performing in the New
York area for nearly three decades. Pelham Parkway, which features seven of his
original tunes, is his debut as a leader.
For this project, the guitarist teams up with organist Akiko Tsuruga (who has worked
with Lou Donaldson, Eric Alexander and Frank Wess) and drummer Peter Grant,
whose history includes associations with Gerry Mulligan, Peggy Lee and the New
York Voices. Golden’s music features the classic organ trio performing swinging and
forward-looking hard bop pieces.