BILLY KILSON’S BK GROOVE
Kilson is a Grammy award winning drummer whose sideman performances has awed and entertained audiences all over the world. He has performed with The Dave Holland Quintet and Big Band, Bob James, Dianne Reeves and many others. As a band leader, he has recruited three stellar musicians and created a cutting edge jazz fusion funk sound. Please find below a brief description of the band. For more detailed information and music samples, visit their website at http://www.billykilson.com.
BK GROOVEBK Groove is a musical melting pot. Their funky jazz fusion is a summation of the vast talents, experiences and influences from each individual band member. Their discographies include some of the most recognizable names in jazz today. As sidemen, they have toured all over the world, recorded with some of the top musicians, and received numerous accolades, rave reviews, nominations and awards.
So when they came together and began creating their own sound, it was no surprise that the music was diverse, original and inspired.Billy Kilson, a former member of The Dave Holland Quintet and Big Band, has also toured with Bob James, George Duke, Dianne Reeves, Steps Ahead and many others. His electrifying performances delight audiences, and he frequently tops critic’s and reader’s polls in publications such as Down Beat. His sideman work has been duly noted by critics who continually single him out on the bandstand:“Billy Kilson on drums stole the show constantly.” Giant Steps“But the secret weapon here is drummer Billy Kilson...” Jazz Times“…an unholy blend of Jimmy Cobb and Billy Cobham” Down Beat“…the next generation of Masters has arrived.” Jazz At A Glance“Kilson is simply one of the great drummers of jazz history.” Berman Music Foundation"Extra kudos go to Holland’s drummer, Billy Kilson, who redefined the ways that the drums can be played.” The Vermont ReviewBassist Kenny Davis has toured with Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Art Farmer, Abbey Lincoln and Cassandra Wilson. He was also a member of the “The Tonight Show” band with Kevin Eubanks. Michael Sim, on saxophone, has played with Michael Frank, Mingus Big Band, John Patitucci, Lee Ritenour and others. He received the Boston Jazz Society award and a merit award from Berklee. Keyboardist Henry Hey’s experience stretches from jazz to R&B to rock. Some of the artists he has toured with include Jeff “Tain” Watts, Rod Stewart and Blood Sweat & Tears.
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