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Kevin MacKenzie

Lecturer, Guitar

Kevin is a lecturer on the Jazz and Traditional Music courses.

Kevin Mackenzie lives in Scotland. He has toured extensively and has recorded on many albums in a variety of styles from Jenna Reid and the Finlay MacDonald Band to Trio AAB and Hue and Cry.

In 2001 Kevin received the prestigious ‘Creative Scotland Award’, which he used to write and record music for his nine-piece band ‘Kevin Mackenzie’s Vital Signs’. The CD gathered great reviews including album of the month in The Observer and CD of the week in The Guardian newspaper.

Kevin has several CD releases under his own name featuring internationally renowned musicians such as Donny McCaslin, Ben Perowsky and Loren Stillman.

This is a most enjoyable recording and I would unreservedly recommend it not just to lovers of contemporary jazz guitar but also to the wider jazz audience.  I love it.” BeBop Spoken Here

…an international-class jazz player” The Herald

…a perfect contribution that completes an urbane study in measured jazz improv” BBC Music Magazine

Mackenzie demonstrates a composer’s ear and vision  that equals his improvising skills” The Guardian

Cooking is the  best way to describe award-winning jazz-guitarist, Kevin Mackenzie’s stellar  performance” Daily Record

…an  excellent example of what’s going on north of the border” The Observer