Kevin O'Connell and The Dixieland All Stars

Kevin O'Connell and The Dixieland All Stars

BandJazz

We provide a fun filled Dixieland Jazz concert for all ages complete with that great New Orleans sound and some light humor in between songs! At the end of the concert or performance if possible, we could have a small Mardi Gras style Parade: fun for any age! See, hear us at www.kevinomusic.com!

Biography

Kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself! Let Kevin O’Connell and the Dixieland All Stars transport you down to New Orleans, where everyday is a colorful party on Bourbon Street! This is America’s original art form; the happy free spirited jazz that always puts a smile on your face, and a song in your heart! If you listen to our Dixieland music at www.kevinomusic.com, you will hear just a sampling of the toe tapping energy that the Dixieland All Stars can bring to your special event! 
We provide a fun filled concert for all ages complete with that great New Orleans sound and some light humor in between songs. We come dressed in a sharp, Dixieland Style! The instrumentation is Piano,Bass, Drums, Clarinet/Sax, Trumpet and Trombone. Kevin does the MC work and knows how to have fun with the audience! At the end of the concert or performance if possible we could have a small Mardi Gras style Parade! We have been playing concerts recently in the Bucks County area.  
  Kevin O’Connell - Piano, Vocals, Leader, MC
    Kevin is a native of New Jersey and has lived in Pennsylvania since 1968. He has been playing solo piano, jazz piano, rock, pop, and shows, professionally since age 16. Kevin's other musical services include composing, arranging, and transcriptions. A graduate of West Chester University, with graduate studies at The College of New Jersey, Villanova University, he studied composition with Frank Hunter, former musical director of the Mike Douglas Show in Philadelphia.
      A Pocono show pianist since 1979, Kevin has performed with such personalities as Bobby Rydell, Julius LaRosa, Henny Youngman, Enzo Stuarti, and Soupy Sales.
      Kevin and Ken Moyer have been performing together professionally for decades now, and have been receiving rave reviews with the “Dixieland All Stars!” performing in Bucks County, PA. Also, The Kevin O’Connell Trio has been seen entertaining countless guests at The Riegelsville Inn, the Logan Inn, and “Earls Prime” Restaurant at the famed “Peddler’s Village.”
    Kevin and his wife Patti (a concert pianist) reside in Bethlehem, PA, and have been married for twenty eight years. Kevin, Ken, and Patti are seen performing together every year at the “Freddy Awards Gala,” on WFMZ TV. They have two sons Michael and Ryan, who are also award winning musicians.

Ken Moyer - Sax, Clarinet, Arranger
    Ken Moyer has been playing saxophone, clarinet, flute, and keyboards and arranging music in southeastern Pennsylvania for over 45 years. He has been arranger and guest conductor for the New Jersey Pops and the Milwaukee Festival Orchestra as well as a contributor of scores to the Rhodes Island, Delaware, and Atlanta symphony orchestras. Ken’s most recent orchestral work, a tribute to George Gershwin, was premiered by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center.
    Ken has arranged and conducted music for over two dozen record albums, CDs, television programs, and shows at Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos. He has contributed concert band arrangements to the Allentown and Quakertown Bands and he is the symphonic arranger for The Four Aces, Danny and the Juniors, and The Lettermen vocal groups.
    Ken has performed with Grammy Award winners Natalie Cole, Jack Jones, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, and Phil Woods. He performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for presidential inaugural celebrations. Recently he has appeared with The Temptations, Regis Philbin, vocalists Al Martino, Julius LaRosa and Michael Amante, comedians Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers, jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm, the “Golden Boys” (Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, and Fabian), and legendary trombonist Bill Watrous. Ken’s latest CD - featuring Nina Simone’s daughter - contains a dozen of his big band charts, which have also been performed live during her extensive North American tour.

Discography

Kevin O'Connell and The Dixieland All Stars Sampler CD
All tracks can be heard at www.kevinomusic.com