Keyboard, Piano, Songwriter, Session Musician, Arranger
Jazz, R&B, Soul, Lounge, Blues & Reggae!
Kevin believes that "Life itself is an incredible influence in itself", however, among those that have influenced him most are Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Cannonball, Betty Carter, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Eddie Jefferson, Phineas New Born, Jr., and countless others, both known and unknown.
Comfortable with most musical situations, Kevin finds himself involved more in Jazz and improvisational settings. Kevin is a true artist in everyway!
Whether it's Classic Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues, Lounge, Reggae or Funk, Kevin Wilder has mastered them all. He has shared the stage with great artists such as Oleta Adams, Monty Alexander, David Sanborn, Patti Austin, Roy Ayers and Slide Hampton. He has also performed with the Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Ray Charles bands. He is an accomplished Jazz and improvisational musician.
For nearly three decades, this professional and talented keyboardist has shown the world just how much of a universal language music is. He can easily be found performing as a sideman, working with a vocalist, or leading a trio or quartet. His strong musical talents, which include writing, arranging and charting, have made him one of the most sought after keyboardists for local and regional artists, groups, and session work.
A Cincinnati native, Kevin spent many years touring and performing worldwide, in Singapore, Japan, Italy and Egypt. After living and performing around the Tampa Bay area for several years, Kevin returned to the Midwest and can now be found performing and touring with D'Mar Entertainment recording artists Ms. Jaz and JAMSET.