kevin wang


About Kevin

From an average guy... to Carnegie Hall...

Kevin represents the relatively rare demographic of Chinese jazz musicians in New York. Coming from an ethnic background that is very disassociated with jazz, Kevin has jumped the boundaries and bridged the two worlds. Originally a Bay Area native, Kevin swapped coasts in 2009 to attend The New School. Building his way up from an average-joe, Kevin has shown extreme promise and has been one of the fastest rising young musicians. 

Kevin Wang - Guitar , Wycliffe Gordon - Trombone , Ben Rosenblum - Piano , Matt Holman - Director

Live @ Dizzy's Club Coca Cola 2012

Being in New York has exposed Kevin to many great teachers and friends alike who have helped to elevate his music. Kevin accredits his growth most significantly to Mike Moreno, Peter Bernstein, and Ari Hoenig. In 2012, Kevin went on a hiatus from New School and joined the New York Youth Symphony's "Jazz Band Classic". Through the NYYS, Kevin had the opportunity to perform on some New York's greatest venues including the Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall and The Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz@LincolnCenter. Kevin also performed alongside many veteran musicians such as Wycliffe Gordon, Phil Woods, and Brian Lynch among others.

Throughout his time at New School, Kevin studied various different ethnic genres of music including Indian Classical Music, Brazilian Choro, and even performed at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola under the tutelage of Yosvany Terry and his West African Heritage Ensemble. These various types of music undoubtedly contributed to Kevin's fast growing musical ability.






Cherokee (clip)

kevin wang - guitar

rick rosato - bass

ari hoenig - drums

Isfahan (clip)

kevin wang - guitar

rick rosato - bass

ari hoenig - drums


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Sketch by Thomas Shelford 2014


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