Kevin Turcotte
trumpeter-improviser

Kevin Turcotte gained recognition in Canada as a major talent on trumpet, winning the Jazz Report Award for Trumpeter of the Year in both 1993 and 1994. Turcotte is the favorite of many musicians, having recorded some 18 albums and toured and recorded with numerous bands over the past five years. His list of credits includes the elite of Canadian jazz: The Kieran Overs Quintet, The Mike Murley Quartet, The Boss Brass, The Jazz Report All-Stars, The Dave McMurdo Big Band, Time Warp, Hemispheres, The Barry Elmes Quintet, NOJO and Jean Martin. Kevin is also a prominent jazz educator, teaching at the University of Toronto and adjudicating for MusicFest Canada.