Kevin Turcotte
Kevin Turcotte

Kevin Turcotte

About Kevin Turcotte

Jazz trumpeter Kevin Turcotte is regarded as a virtuoso and one of Canada's top trumpeters of the '90s. Born in Ottawa, the Canadian musician grew up in Sudbury and eventually studied music at the Banff School of Fine Arts and at the University of Toronto, where he joined the faculty in the '90s. Turcotte has been named Jazz Trumpeter of the Year multiple times by Jazz Report magazine; has performed on over 50 recordings; and has toured not only in North America, but also in South America (with Time Warp), Italy (with Don Byron), and Russia (with Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra). Turcotte has been a member of such groups as the Jean Martin Trio, Hemispheres New Music Ensemble, Andrew Downing's Attention Span, the Barry Elmes Quintet, and more. Other artists that the musician and educator has worked with include Kenny Wheeler, Tito Puente, Dave Holland, Kenny Kirkwood, Pat LaBarbera, Shirley Eikhard, Bill Grove, and Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass. ~ Joslyn Layne

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