Kevin McKee Recordings
Kevin McKee (b.1980) is an American composer of brass chamber music. He was born and raised in Yreka, CA, a little mountain town in the heart of the “State of Jefferson”. McKee began playing the trumpet in grade school at the urging of his father, who was the high school music teacher in town. He went on to earn two degrees in trumpet performance; a BM from Sacramento State, where he studied with Gary Dilworth, and a MM from the University of Maryland, under Chris Gekker. He was inspired to try his hand at composition after an spending a month working with the incredible composer/trumpeter Anthony DiLorenzo at the 2006 MMCK summer music festival in Japan. Since this time McKee’s catalogue has grown to about 15 pieces. His music has been performed on every continent, save Antarctica, and can be heard on over 20 recordings. His works are published at Balquhidder Music and Kevin McKee Music. He has contributed to the International Trumpet Guild Journal and is a member of ASCAP. In addition to composing McKee is an active trumpet performer and teacher in the Washington DC area, where he lives with his wife, daughter, dog, cat and bird.