Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kevin Sharpe began his musical career at the age of seven singing gospel in his church choir. Later in college he studied classical percussion, arranging and choral conducting.Since graduating with degrees in Music Education and Jazz Performance he has performed with jazz artist Archie Shepp, Charles Greenlee, Avery Sharpe and Steve Turre‘. He’s toured Germany as a vocalist with the Glory Gospel Singers. He has also worked for several years as writer, music director and vocalist in the contemporary gospel group “Fellowship”.
Kevin Sharpe currently is leader of the modern Gospel ensemble “The Kevin Sharpe Group”, keyboardist for the New Creation Church, director of The Smith College Gospel Choir, Music director at Morning Star church,bassist in the Marla BB Blues Band and producer and engineer at SwingHigh Productions. Mr. Sharpe endorses Noble & Cooley drums, Vic Firth sticks, and La Bella strings.

Kevin Sharpe bio

Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kevin Sharpe began his musical career at the age of seven singing gospel in his church choir. By age eleven he was playing drums for that same choir and eventually became one of the primary drummers for the Church of God in Christ in the region. Later in college he studied classical percussion, arranging and choral conducting. The Springfield, Massachusetts native also studied voice with Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer and improvisation with Yusef Lateef. Since graduating with degrees in Music Education and Jazz Performance he has performed with jazz artist Archie Shepp, Charles Greenlee, Avery Sharpe and Steve Turre‘. He’s done recordings with John Blake, Fellowship, Say When and others. Mr. Sharpe was the director and pianist with the Extended Family Choir on the Avery Sharpe recording “Extended Family II” and vocalist and associate producer on “Extended Family III”. He was the conductor of the orchestral work “A Celebration of Family Community and the Life of Primus Mason” for the Springfield Arts Festival, and guest conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s 2001 Holiday Pops concert. He’s toured Germany as a vocalist with the Glory Gospel Singers. He has also worked for several years as writer, music director and vocalist in the contemporary gospel group “Fellowship”.
Kevin Sharpe currently is leader of the modern Gospel ensemble “The Kevin Sharpe Group”, drummer / percussionist and arranger in the “K. Sharpe Project” a jazz based instrumental group, keyboardist for the New Creation Church, director of The Smith College Gospel Choir, Music director at Morning Star church, workshop leader for and producer and engineer at SwingHigh Productions. Mr. Sharpe endorses Noble & Cooley drums, Vic Firth sticks, and La Bella strings.

The Kevin Sharpe Group


THE KEVIN SHARPE GROUP is a dynamic, high energy modern Gospel ensemble with their own unique flavor. The small choir and band explores a variety of musical territory from “straight ahead” jazz, funk, smooth, rock and even odd metered esoteric experiments but often with a nod to their roots in traditional Gospel. KSG, recipients of the 2006 Urban Music Award for Contemporary Gospel, is lead by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Sharpe. Kevin began his musical career at the age of seven singing gospel in his church choir. By age eleven he was playing drums for that same choir and eventually became one of the primary drummers for the Church of God in Christ in the region. Later in college he studied classical percussion, arranging, voice, and choral conducting. After spending years honing his smooth baritone sound (that’s often compared to Barry White and Larry Graham) in the Gospel vocal trio FELLOWSHIP, Kevin was lead to branch out on his own . The goal of THE KEVIN SHARPE GROUP is to reach the masses with quality music that can touch lives and exalts the name of Jesus.






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