© 2019 by Kevin Hicks

BOOKING

BOOK KEVIN HICKS QUINTET

Kevin Hicks quintet has been playing together in the los angeles area since 2015. Recorded and released their album in 2017 and are currently creating more waves. Hire them and choose between a saxophonist, trumpet player, guitarist, or vocalist to be the featured 5th member of the quintet.

BOOK KEVIN HICKS QUARTET

Kevin Hicks quintet has been playing together in the los angeles area since 2015. Recorded and released their album in 2017. This version of the group is Mr. Hicks and the other 3 members of the group with no featured 5th member.

CLINICS

GUEST ARTIST JAZZ BAND CLINICS
 

​Getting the rhythm section to really swing

Getting the band to develop a solid swing feel is vital. Each member of the rhythm section has a unique role in the band and their placement of all of the rhythms in every subdivision of the beat must compliment the style.

Developing solid time throughout the band

It's everybody's job to have solid time. This means everyone needs to focus practicing in time, not just the rhythm section. 



Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

This session starts with learning simple riff based and vocabulary based blues licks.​ It also covers basic chord/scale relationships, pentatonics, and the blues scale. A more advanced Jazz Improvisation session is also available.

GUEST ARTIST TROMBONE CLINICS
 

Developing a good daily routine

It's vital as a brass player to develop good habits on the horn. in order to do so, you must have a consistent routine that covers fundamentals and embouchure technique.

Doodle Tonguing for the trombone

Many trombonists can't figure out how to navigate the horn at high speeds. The Doodle technique allows trombonists to not only get around more quickly but with a better swinging jazz articulation than the traditional double tongue. 

Advanced jazz improvisation for trombonists

This covers Mr. Hicks method of visualizing the trombone and the way the chords interact with the ever-changing shapes of the trombone harmonic series. 

Quotes about Kevin's Clinics:

 

"I had many students tell me it was the best clinic of the year.  I agree wholeheartedly!  We benefited so much and it would be awesome to have you back again."

-Matt Sawyer

Paschal HS

"Kevin Hicks is 'Too Much'." 

-Bruce Babad

Fullerton College Jazz Festival 2016

Kevin's clinics were full of flawless examples."

-Mike Zelano

Concordia University 2016

"Kevin Hicks is not only an amazing performer, he is also an excellent educator. He was a guest artist/clinician for Washburn University's 2016 Trombonopolis event. The students and fellow faculty were very impressed with his playing. I overheard a high school attendee saying that they were really excited to get back to their jazz band program and share what they learned during his clinic. Mr. Hicks was able to cater his discussions to ages ranging from 5th grade to college senior. " 

 

-Karen Ballard

Washburn University

Trombonopolis 2016

 

 

 

"Kevin Hicks is a stellar musician and an exceptional educator. He has that rare ability to connect with developing musicians and inspire them to greater things. He doesn't intimidate, he educates."
 

Vance E. Larsen, Ph. D.

Chairman, Horne School of Music

Snow College

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW TO HIRE KEVIN HICKS AS A GUEST ARTIST GO TO CONTACT AND SEND A MESSAGE

PRIVATE LESSONS

Take Private Lessons with Kevin Hicks
ONLINE OR IN PERSON

 

Online Lesson Studio

Mr. Hicks has been giving lessons since 2004 and proudly expanded his studio to an online setting in 2014. Go to CONTACT and send Mr. Hicks a message, or go to Online Lesson Studio for more information.

 

Lessons (in person)

Mr. Hicks is available to teach lessons in person in the Los Angeles California area. He is also available upon request wherever he travels. To contact him about questions and availability go to CONTACT and send him a message.