Kevin MacKenzie Trio
Kevin MacKenzie: Guitar Mario Caribe: Bass Alan Cosker: Drums
Mackenzie’s beautiful guitar-bass-drums trio with Mario Caribe and Alan Cosker play with “an impeccably light and contemporary sound, weaving fresh, fragrant melodic lines around one another” (Jazzwise). “Absorbing… a winner…highly recommended (Jazz Views).
Kevin Mackenzie lives in Scotland. He has toured extensively and has recorded on many albums in a variety of styles.
His groups have been featured along side guitarist Robben Fords power trio, Bob Berg and Mike Stern, the Crusaders and Seminal Jazz figure Ornette Coleman.
In 2001 Kevin received the prestigious ‘Creative Scotland Award’, which he used to write and record music for his nine-piece band ‘Kevin Mackenzie’s Vital Signs’. The CD gathered great reviews including album of the month in The Observer and CD of the week in The Guardian. His latest release is “The Ballad of Future Joe” (2019)
Quotes & Reviews
“This is a most enjoyable recording and I would unreservedly recommend it not just to lovers of contemporary jazz guitar but also to the wider jazz audience. I love it. “
BeBop Spoken Here
...an international-class jazz player”
“...a perfect contribution that completes an urbane study in measured jazz improv”
BBC Music magazine
“Mackenzie demonstrates a composer's ear and vision that equals his improvising skills”
“Cooking is the best way to describe award-winning jazz-guitarist, Kevin Mackenzie's stellar performance”
“..an excellent example of what's going on north of the border”