Instructor

Kevin Gawthorp

Kevin Gawthorpe

Expertise

  • Live Performances
  • Saxophone
  • Woodwinds

Meet Kevin Gawthorp

Courses

Kevin has been playing professionally in the Chicago music scene since 2001 and has performed regularly with the Rhythm Rockets, Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra, the Fred Cantu Big Band, the Royal Son of a Guns, the Flat Cats, Twang Shui, and Die Kellerknaben. Working with Canterbury Productions Kevin has performed with many original rock and roll greats, including the Drifters, Gene Chandler, the Fleetwoods, the Eldorados, Kathy Young, the Tokens, Lou Christie, Dale Hawkins, the Reflections, Jimmy Clanton, the Capris, the Diamonds, Maurice Williams, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, the Skyliners, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Contours, the Magnificents, “Daddy G” Gene Barge, the Capris, the Crystals, Jay and the Americans, Dick and Dee Dee, the Spaniels, the Vogues, Cathy Jean and the Roommates, the Shirelles, and the Marcels. Fun facts: His hometown is Mansfield, IL and he holds an English/History degree from EIU. Kevin has been a teacher, welfare case worker, librarian, professional juggler (for one day) and spent two years in Papua New Guinea in the Peace Corps. He’s raced sailboats for a season, and worked on a strawberry farm in Norway. He comes from a family of bluegrass/country musicians. He was an extra in the movie “Gettysburg” and danced with Resurrection Mary in an episode of “America’s Most Haunted Places 3”

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