Kenneth is an experienced trombone player with an extensive musical background. He is also a certified music instructor and loves mentoring aspiring young musicians. Kenneth also writes his own original music. He has shared the stage with many musical greats and is looking forward to playing with many more.
My name is Kenneth Gill, known as KG to some. I was born and raised in Detroit, but I have had the pleasure of living a few other places as well. Being from “The D” has had a profound influence on me as a person and musician. Having firm roots in the jazz tradition is my foundation, but I remain open to new possibilities of sound. When composing my original music I strive to embody the jazz tradition, while retaining a sense of forward motion.
As an educator, mentoring and serving the younger generation of musicians has become of the utmost importance to me. I believe in carrying on the classic traditions taught to me by my elders. In serving and mentoring the younger generation, I keep a daily teaching schedule as a certified music educator.
Some of the people that I have graced the stage with are: Ray Chew, Miguel Atwood-Furguson, Boyz II Men, Tori Kelly, El DeBarge, Les Nubians, Jennifer Holiday, Marcus Belgrave, Clark Terry, Grady Tate, Donald Byrd, Jimmy Heath, Larry Ridley, Gerald Wilson, Gladys Knight, Mutiny, Martha Reeves, Kiara “Kiki” Sheard, Mike Phillips, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Frank Foster to name a few.
Music Styles: Blues, Broadway/Theater, Chamber Music, Classical, Commercial/Film Music, Funk, Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Original Music, Soul, and Swing
Event Types: Chamber Music Concert, Classical/Symphonic Concert, Club Date, Community Event/Celebration, Corporate/Industrial, Dance, Festival, Holiday/Christmas Celebration, Party, Studio/Recording Session, Theatrical/Broadway Musical, Wedding Ceremony, and Wedding Reception