Kevin Bernstein is a Brooklyn based keyboardist who is building attention for his soulful harmonies and fiery technical ability. He plays many styles: from r&b and jazz, to latin and funk. Kevin has done everything from accompanying singers, recording various albums in the studio, performing piano hits at bars, touring the US, even backing up a fashion show on a roof. Kevin has performed at well-known venues across the country: Irving Plaza, SOB’s, Dizzy’s in NYC, the San Jose Jazz Festival in CA, the Burlington Jazz Festival in VT, the Blue Whale in LA, and the Deerhead Inn in PA, among many others.
Kevin hails from Southern California, but moved to New York in 2010 to study at the Manhattan School of Music, where he worked with Mark Soskin, Vijay Iyer and drummer John Riley. Since graduating from college, Kevin has performed with Stanley Banks (George Benson), Sheila E, Alice Tan Ridley, Jamie Kilstein, Donny McCaslin, Bobby Sanabria, and singers Natalie Cressman, Jason Ewald, CJ Holland, Anais Aida, and Rachel Ann Weiss.
Kevin has been teaching for the past 9 years, with students aged 5-56, in styles ranging from jazz to classical to pop. Kevin has a patient and personal approach to teaching; he uses his classical training and vast professional experience to instruct his students.