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|Birth name||Kevin Lark Gibbs|
|Born||December 22, 1958|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Genres||New-age, light classical|
|Occupation(s)||Steinway Artist, Composer, Recording Artist|
|Labels||Real Music (1996-2011)|
Kevin Kern Music (2012-present)
Kevin Kern (born Kevin Lark Gibbs on December 22, 1958) is an American pianist, composer and recording artist of new-age music. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is now generally recognized as a representative of the new-age style.[ citation needed ] Born legally blind, Kern is aided in studio by SONAR’s accessibility and Dancing Dots’ assistive music technologies for the vision impaired.
Kevin was found playing "Silent Night" on the piano at 18 months of age. He started learning the piano regularly at 4 and began writing music at 8. At 14, he put on performances with the music group he founded called "The Well-Tempered Clavichord". Despite his legal blindness since birth, he was still determined to be a pianist.
His first performance in Asia was in Taiwan, in 2002.
He has released ten albums, including a compilation album, and two songbooks. He also has released a Japan-only CD and songbook, as well as another album only in Asia.
Kevin Kern is married to Pamela Gibbs, a former cardiac transplant nurse and product manager for several medical device companies. According to the liner notes of his album, Embracing the Wind, the couple were married in June 2001 on the island of Maui, Hawaii, in a private ceremony with friends and family present. The song "From This Day Forward" from the same CD was written for and dedicated to her. She has been mentioned in his album credits several times, including playing the rainstick on "Through the Veil" on The Winding Path and catering several recording sessions. After living for several years in San Francisco, they moved to Minneapolis, MN in 2007.
|Kevin Kern discography|
Kevin Kern has also released a total of 62 individual solo piano sheet music arrangements to date that are available on MusicNotes.com.
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Bobbe Gorin(BG) "Beegie" Adair, née Long, is an American jazz pianist. Beginning piano lessons at age five, she continued to study piano and received her B.S. in music at Western Kentucky University. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she did graduate work at Peabody College and became a session musician working at WSM-TV and on "The Johnny Cash Show" (1969-71), where she accompanied such legendary performers as Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Lucille Ball, Steve Allen, Dinah Shore, Mama Cass Elliott, and Peggy Lee. She formed the Beegie Adair Trio, which has sold over 1.5 million albums.
In the Enchanted Garden is the debut album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on February 27, 1996.
More Than Words: The Best of Kevin Kern, or simply More Than Words, is the first compilation album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. The compilation contains two new compositions, plus songs from all five of Kern's previous studio albums. It was released on September 3, 2002.
The Winding Path is the sixth studio album from American new age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on June 3, 2003, his first after his best-of album More Than Words: The Best of Kevin Kern.
Through Your Eyes: Kevin Kern Collection, or simply Through Your Eyes or Kevin Kern Collection, is a compilation album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern, released in Japan only in 2002.
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Summer Daydreams is the third album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on August 4, 1998.
Imagination's Light is the seventh studio album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs, this time with one song being a cover version of a song by Sting. It was released on July 19, 2005.
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Beyond the Sundial is the second album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on April 8, 1997.
Embracing the Wind is the fifth album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on April 3, 2001.
Enchanted Piano is the ninth studio album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern, and his tenth overall. As with his preceding and succeeding albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. It was released on January 17, 2012.
Always Near – A Romantic Collection is the second compilation album from American new-age pianist Kevin Kern and his first since 2002's More Than Words: The Best of Kevin Kern. As with his other albums, it is an album of instrumental songs. Unlike More Than Words, Always Near is not merely a "best-of" album, but a compilation of Kevin Kern songs considered most romantic, hence the title. Also, unlike More Than Words, there are no new songs on this album. It was released on September 16, 2014.