Kevin Kern

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Kevin Kern
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Background information
Birth nameKevin Lark Gibbs
Born (1958-12-22) December 22, 1958 (age 61)
Origin Detroit, Michigan, USA
Genres New-age, light classical
Occupation(s) Steinway Artist, Composer, Recording Artist
Instruments Piano
Years active1996-present
LabelsReal Music (1996-2011)
Kevin Kern Music (2012-present)
Website KevinKern.com

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.

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Biography

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.

Personal life

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.

Discography

Kevin Kern discography
Studio albums10
Compilation albums2

Studio albums

Compilation albums

Other album appearances

Songbooks

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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