Kevin & Patrice: Kevin O'Neal Group featuring Patrice Quinn

Kevin & Patrice: Kevin O'Neal Group featuring Patrice Quinn

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Kevin & Patrice are classic and authentic. Beautiful voices, stunningly original compositions and emotionally energetic performance is Kevin O'Neal Group featuring Patrice Quinn.

Kevin & Patrice tour the U.S. and abroad.

A video can be viewed at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5MfX4AzRSE

Biography

KEVIN & PATRICE
KEVIN O’NEAL GROUP
featuring
PATRICE QUINN
BIO

Kevin & Patrice love making music together. Their sounds are sophisticated, original and moving.
Kevin hails from Los Angeles and Patrice from New York City: Sunset & Harlem.

Kevin & Patrice have been spreading their “Whole New Way of Thinking” nationally and abroad, with standing room crowds in Los Angeles, New York City, Havana and other fine cities. They front a stunningly beautiful, swinging band, featuring outstanding original compositions and championing the compositional works of the great American masters Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.

Patrice Quinn is art and soul. In addition to being a fine vocalist, she is also a well decorated actress, featured in film, stage and television, including “NYPD Blue”, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, “Melrose Place” and John Patrick Shanley’s play “Doubt.”

Kevin O’Neal is a Grammy winning bassist, specializing in acoustic music and multi-media productions, who has mastered the piano and is a brilliant writer, arranger, vocalist, director and composer known nationally and internationally for his innovation with improvisational based music. He has lent his talents, in concert and recording settings to diverse artists including Tracy Chapman, Barry Harris, Kevin Toney, Nnenna Freelon, Outkast, Barbara Morrison, Stix Hooper, Brian Setzer, Hank Crawford, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. and many others.

Kevin also leads and directs Radiant Voices, a vocal ensemble specializing in original jazz influenced music.

Kevin composed the music and score for the musical “North On South Central” and Radiant Voices are the featured performers on the original soundtrack CD. Kevin also composed the music for the Walter Mosley penned 9 hour radio drama “Black Betty”, sponsored by KCRW. Kevin has composed for and appeared in the pace setting films “48 Hours”, “Ghostbusters” and “Devil with the Blue Dress.”

Both Kevin and Patrice are offspring of fine parents, who have been and are very active in humanities and human rights. This is reflected in Kevin & Patrice’s commitment to young people, with Patrice serving as an instructor of acting at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and Kevin as Associate Professor of music at Santa Monica College, specializing in Jazz and American culture: not the standard how and when music is created, but why. Kevin’s class has become the most popular course in the department, with international students coming from all over the world to attend the course.

The future is bright for Kevin & Patrice, as they move forward with two new music films in the works; a short film featuring the music of Thelonious Monk and a feature length film with full length, original music performances. They are also finishing an album dedicated to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.

Kevin & Patrice lead the way for innovation, culture, class and fun: A Whole New Way of Thinking!