~Kevin Batchelor ~
Kevin Batchelor's debut solo performance on March 22, 2008 in Russia was a huge success. Joined on stage by members of the legendary Skatalites, Kevin Batchelor captivated the audience with his riveting trumpet solos and soulful vocals. More shows to come throughout Europe and the USA in late 2008 into 2009.
Born in 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri, Kevin Batchelor met his destiny at the age of thirteen. Already an avid lover of music, he stumbled upon the Miles Davis record Milestones. Captivated by the sound of the trumpet, he instantly fell under its influence and realized that this was the instrument that he would strive to perfect.
In the 1980s he gained prestige as a scholar and performer at the Berklee College of Music. A driven individual, his determined efforts have resulted in a fruitful career. Touring the globe with bands such as Steel Pulse and The Skatalites, he has effortlessly captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his masterful ensemble playing and spirited solos.
In addition to playing trumpet, Kevin is an energetic and respected vocalist, influenced by the creative genius of Bob Marley, Louis Armstrong and several others. He recently performed on Broadway as a member of The Full Monty Orchestra on Broadway.
Currently he is performing with The Skatalites while he continues to pursue his own creative endeavors as a singer/songwriter and trumpet player. He collaborated with producers Sidney Mills, of Living Room Records,and Noel Alphonso on the recording and release of his debut CD, BATCHELOR PARTY, now on sale at CD Baby.com and EB Reggae.com.
He is currently collaborating with Sidney Mills, Victor Rice & others on the recording and release of his second CD, due out late 2008.
Credits: Queen Latifah, Marcus Miller (producer/songwriter for Miles Davis, Luther Vandross etc.), Sly and Robbie, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, KRS-ONE, Big Mountain, Black Rock Coalition, Sugar Minott, The Fleshtones, David Yazbek, Mark Ledford, and The Meditations. He has appeared on several Television shows including The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show, BET: 106 and Park, and The Magic Johnson Show.
-Written by: Marguerite LoPresti
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