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Saxophonist Kevin Patton promises “a beautiful mixture of modern jazz, with a dash of classical, and a scoop of Gospel on top” for his performance at the Gaillard Center. Experience this intimate performance with audience members seated with the musicians on the Gaillard’s stage.
Kevin Patton – saxophone
Gavin Smith – trombone
Abdiel Iriarte – piano
Tim Khayat – bass
Miller Boone – drums
Influenced by saxophone legends John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dexter Gordon, Kevin Patton is a composer, instructor, and saxophonist from Charleston, South Carolina. Kevin has performed at Piccolo Spoleto, Savannah Black Heritage Festival, and the Atlanta Heritage Music Festival, where he received the Maestro Award. Currently, he teaches at Allegro Charter School of Music, produces an online concert series titled “Music in Charleston”, and is a member of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.
In addition to performing regularly, Kevin released an album titled “Full Authority” in the fall of 2015. “Full Authority” dives into his two main musical influences: Gospel and Jazz. He likes to merge the two genres into a melting pot of new sounds that the world has never heard before. His goal for the future is to continue to improve while following the plan that God has for his life.
“I have the pleasure of performing all original music for this amazing concert. From recording an album in 2015 to composing for various art exhibits, music infusion has been a passion of mine. Being able to perform or record what you composed is one of the greatest feelings in the world. This concert on August 4th for the Lowcountry Listens series will have a beautiful mixture of modern jazz, with a dash of classical, and a scoop of Gospel on top. I’ve even written a 2-movement piece dedicated to Juneteenth. I can’t wait to share my musical journey with you all. I hope that these melodies will speak to everyone and give them a sense of hope and peace.”Kevin Patton
This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Lowcountry Listens program. Learn more about Lowcountry Listens here. Patrons will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the show from seats on the stage of the Martha & John M. Rivers Performance Hall.