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Kevin Dorn

Born in New York City, Kevin took up drumming at the age of 14. Since then, he has become one of the busiest drummers in traditional jazz. A solid timekeeper in the tradition of Cliff Leeman, Kevin's exciting career has included performances with artists such as Dan Barrett, Ed Polcer, Johnny Varro, Bob Wilber, Dan Levinson, Mark Shane, Terry Blaine, Howard Alden, Jon-Erik Kellso, Warren Vaché, and Allan Vaché. Kevin has performed with The Loren Schoenberg Big Band, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, The Flying Neutrinos, The Flipped Fedoras, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Hot Jazz, and many others. Kevin has played at jazz festivals and jazz parties throughout the country, including the JVC Jazz Festival, Jazz at Chautauqua, the Atlanta Jazz Party, the Colorado Springs Jazz Party, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the Los Angeles Sweet and Hot Music Festival, and the Nairn Jazz Festival in Scotland


Article: Book Review

You're IN the Band - The Real Experience of Playing in a Traditional/Hot Jazz Band

Read "You're IN the Band - The Real Experience of Playing in a Traditional/Hot Jazz Band" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

You're IN the Band Cynthia Sayer 128 Pages ISBN: #978-0-578-17971-1 Cynthia Sayer Music 2016 Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, bandleader and music educator, Cynthia Sayer's name might not be a bell-ringer, however I'd wager that you've probably heard her Hall of Fame banjo (Yes, there is one!) playing on film soundtracks, ...


News: Radio

Harry Allen in Zoot and Al Tribute on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Harry Allen in Zoot and Al Tribute on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Beginning today, public radio's Riverwalk Jazz begins streaming “Zoot & Al: The Brotherhood of Prez." Featured on the program are Ron Hockett, the regular reedman in the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and Harry Allen. Stream this show now in Windows Media. The late Gene Lees wrote: “Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect ...


Article: Interview

Robert Levin: The War is Over - A Conversation About Jazz

Read "Robert Levin: The War is Over - A Conversation About Jazz" reviewed by AAJ Staff

[Editor's Note: Interview conducted by Eleanor Brietel, New York Editor of The Drill Press. Most of this interview, originally published on the Buzzle website, was conducted via email.] Eleanor Brietel: You've published fiction and you also write essays on a variety of subjects. I want, however, to confine this discussion to your ...


Article: Opinion

How To Completely Miss The Point Of Music

Read "How To Completely Miss The Point Of Music" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Kevin Dorn Step 1: Take stylistic labels very seriously. Study all the various names for different styles of jazz, such as Mainstream, Traditional, Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Hard bop, Post-bop, etc. Before you play, decide in which style you are going to perform. If possible, attend a class at a music school to learn ...


The TJC Returns!

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006


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