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Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin Mackenzie Lives in Scotland. He has toured extensively. He receved the prestigious 'Creative Scotland Award in 2001. The resulting nine peice CD Another new Horizon was Album of the month in the Observer and Album of the week in the Guardian newspapers . His CD's are available from iTunes and CD baby, and from other retail outlets including Amazon

Some people he has performed and or recorded with are Andy Stewart, Ari Hoenig, Pete King, John McCusker, Alyth McCormack, Simon Thoumire, Petter Wettre, Benny Carter, Phil Cunningham, Aidan O'Rourke, Chris Stout, Jenna Reid, Tam White, Martyn Bennett, Tony Scott, Rufus Harley, Kenny Wheeler, Julian Argueles, John Rae, Brian Finnegan, Charlie Mckerron, Donald Shaw, Various types of Bancrofts, Tommy Smith, Jim Sutherland, Scottish Guitar Quartet, Sunhoney, Bobby Wellins, Jim Mullen, Fiddlers Bid, David Berkman, Reid Anderson, and many others.

Awards

'Best Young Jazz Musician': Edinburgh Jazz Festival 1987 Creative Scotland Award 2001

Gear

Ibanez AS200, AF95, Fylde Oberon Larivee Acoustic, Levinson Blade, Yamaha Nylon String, Frameworks Modern Classic, Peterson Combo, ZT Club, Mesa Boogie 50/50, Marshall 50/50, Marshall 2x12, 2 celestion custom 10's AER compact 60, Many different effects...


Tags

Press Quotes ”an international-class jazz player” The Herald “a conspicuously inventive soloist.” the Scotsman

“Mackenzie demonstrates a composer's ear and vision that equals his improvising skills” The Guardian

“Cooking is the best way to describe award-winning jazz- guitarist, Kevin Mackenzie's stellar performance” The Daily Record

“..an excellent example of what's going on north of the border” The Observer

Trio Review in Herald

Mackenzie's parallel career in traditional music often shines through in his melodies - the smart, mobile Fall of Stout was inspired by a certain well- known fiddler's, er, hiccup - although the group's tightness and easy ebb and flow suggest jazzer John Scofield's 1970s trio updated.

As with Scofield, too, there's bite as well as understated elegance in Mackenzie's soloing and, in Caribe and Sorensen, he has partners who contribute strong individual sounds as well as notes and, in the latter, a drummer conversant with both graceful colouring and Hip- Hoperation's dancing street funk.” The HERALD 1st June 2007

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Lecturer at 'The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland', teaches privately.

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Albums

Prime

Laundry Room Music
2021

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The Ballad of Future...

Laundry Room Music
2019

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Revenge of the Hammer...

Laundry Room Music
2015

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Midnight Without You

Laundry Room Music
2014

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Undertime

Laundry Room Music
2014

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East of East 7th...

Laundry Room Music
2009

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Bounce

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By Kevin Mackenzie

The Mighty Flo

From: The Ballad of Future Joe
By Kevin Mackenzie

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