Kyle Wolverton

Kyle Wolverton

 Palm Harbor, Florida, USA
BandJazzR&B

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Biography

Kyle was born in Seattle, Washington to Lee and Cherry Wolverton, an extremely musical family. Kyles Father, Lee as well as Kyles younger brother Joel, are also sax players. With Mom acting as the family manager and booking agent, the Wolverton Family Sax Trio was a very hot ticket throughout the greater Northwest. Much of their repertoire consisted of traditional gospel selections.

Growing up in the cozy, damp, environment of Seattle, Kyle had many hours to listen, learn, and play while watching the rain fall. With his early musical taste firmly rooted in gospel, Kyle found himself drawn toward influences such as Grover Washington Jr., Maceo Parker and David Sanborn. His love of fusion jazz combined with R&B influences such as Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, and Keith Sweat soon melded together to create a very unique sound.

Kyle studied music at Pacific Union College. While in school, Kyle founded the Smooth Jazz -Fusion band Similar Differences, who featured members of Taj Mahal. Similar Differences played throughout the Napa Valley and San Francisco Area. After college, Kyle traveled throughout the South Pacific playing with many native acts which broadened his musical horizons even further. Upon returning to the states, Kyle joined forces with Northern Californias premier blues band, Marshall Law.

In 2001, Kyle relocated to Los Angeles and has since performed with a countless list of fantastic recording artists of all styles. It is with much excitement and anticipation that Kyle Wolvertons debut solo project, Soul Groove is being released.

Discography

Kyle Wolverton has emerged as one of the best new contemporary jazz artists who truly understands the importance of fusing various styles into one for the most enjoyable musical experience possible. The diversity of the collection of songs on this debut album is extremely refreshing. From the soulful balladry of “Candle Light Kisses” to the toe tapping funk groove of “Miss Peaches”, Kyle Wolverton keeps the listener’s attention peaked with his incredible knack for musical story telling. With vintage R&B echoing throughout his songs it is clear that he is channeling the likes of Grover Washington Jr. and Maceo Parker, but Kyle has developed a sound and style all his own.

THE PLAYERS

As a musician living in Los Angeles, I feel extremely blessed to have met and performed with many of the artists I grew up listening to and attempting to emulate. This CD is a tribute to the many musical influences in my life. I am so grateful that these very musicians actually contributed to the project.

Abraham Laboriel Senior – Bass

Joey Heredia – Drums

Brandon Fields – Saxophones

Vail Johnson – Bass

Brian Price – Guitars

Rene Camacho – Bass

Joey Navarro – Keys

Peter Lobo – Drums

Jeff Lewis – Trumpet / Trombone

Al Ortiz – Bass

Jonny Sandoval – Percussion

Trevor Donavan – Vocals / “On the Brink”

Lance Jones – Vocals / “How Deep is Your Love”

Christina Sousa – Vocals / “Candle Light Kisses”

Dennis Clark – Vocals / “Outstanding”