Kevin Hayden Band

Cover Band from Milwaukee, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2012

$1100 - $5100 per event
About
Yamaha drum artist, Kevin Hayden, and his national recording artist/group, the Kevin Hayden Band, is an instrumental jazz group formed in the likes of contemporary jazz, pop, r&b/soul and hip hop. The group performs regularly in the greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas at music festivals, private events, clubs and restaurants. The band also plays a wide range of musical selections that are fit for any social gathering, corporate party or wedding.

[Agust 31, 2012 | Examiner | by Chris Peppas]

This Milwaukee resident and extraordinarily gifted drummer heads up an eponymous trio that is setting the Jazz world on its ear. Along with Terry Harris, Jr. on keys and younger brother Alan Harris on bass, the KHT brings a bag of goodies with every gig.

Hayden offers up a masterful mélange with smart covers of everything from game show themes to gangsta rap. An example of this would be their recent show on a Musical Monday at Via Downer. KHT strung together such disparate pieces as the theme from 'The Price is Right' layered on top with Nirvana's 'Smells like Teen Spirit.'

In the third set, they reprised Nirvana (by audience demand) and followed it up with Dr. Dre's 'Ain't nuthin' but a G-thang' and Snoop (Dogg) Lion's 'Gin and Juice.' The uninitiated were left scratching their heads as they tried to come up with the names of the familiar melodies. The hip folks just nodded their heads to the beat while flashing a knowing smirk.

The eclectic reach of Kevin Hayden is likely due to the spectrum he identifies as his musical influences. They include, but are not limited to, Robert Glasper, Chick Corea, 311, The Yellowjackets and Rage Against the Machine. "We got the idea to do fusion covers from the (above-mentioned) Robert Glasper Experiment," Hayden said in a recent interview. "This is just one dimension that Jazz needs in order to survive. It's new. Fresh. Innovative."

Hayden and his mates will open for Glasper at the South Milwaukee PAC on Wednesday, September 26. The even younger fourth and featured member, Quintin Gulledge, provides vocals by way of his talk-box/key-tar. Gulledge's Mac Book has its own stand as technology helps drag Jazz into the 21st Century.

Devotees should definitely hit this group up on Facebook. Find out where they're playing and go see them. Start with the Jazz Estate and go from there. But put it on your bucket list. Their most recent cd – Paris - is available on iTunes and Amazon. Should be required listening for lovers of all kinds of music.
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2013
Mar
7
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Milwaukee, WI
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2013
Feb
7
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Milwaukee, WI
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2013
Jan
3
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Milwaukee, WI
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2012
Dec
6
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Milwaukee, WI
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2012
Nov
28
Turner Hall
Milwaukee, WI
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
Nov
19
The Jazz Estate
Milwaukee, WI
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Vanessa Carlton
30's The New 20
Jay Z
All I Do
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Blame It On The Alcohol
Jamie Foxx
Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine
California Girls
Katy Perry
California Love
Tu Pac
Can't Help It
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Cantaloup Island
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Caravan
Juan Tizol
De Ja Vu
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Do I Do
Stevie Wonder
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Don't Stop
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FTB
Robert Glasper
Feel So Close
Calvin Harris
Flashing Lights
Kanye West
Footprints
Wayne Shorter
Forget You
Cee Lo Green
Giant Steps
John Coltrane
Gin And Juice
Snoop Dogg/Lion
Give It To Me
Jay Z
Holding Back The Years
Simply Red
How High The Moon
Morgan Lewis
I Cant Go For That
Hall & Oats
I'm Every Woman
Whitney Houston
If I Ain't Got You
Alecia Keys
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Jazz Crimes
Joshua Redman
Juicy
Biggie Smalls
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Like That
Dave Weckl
Lolly Pop
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Lost One
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Love On Top
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Mary Jane
Rick James
Me Myself And I
Beyonce
My Cheri Amour
Stevie Wonder
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My Girl
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Nothin But A G Thang
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One More Chance
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Rock With You
Michael Jackson
Shaheed
Soulive
Show Me What You Got
Jay Z
Side Order
Snaarj
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
So Beautiful
Musiq Soulchild
So Fresh, So Clean
Outkast
So What
Miles Davis
Spain
Chick Corea
Stan
Eminem
Taiwa
Robert Glasper
Take 5
Dave Brubeck
Thats Just The Way It Is
Bruce Hornsby
The Chicken
Jaco
The Light
Common
There Goes My Baby
Usher
This Is How We Do It
Montell Jordan
Twice
Little Dragon
Unbreakable
Alecia Keys
We Are Young
Fun
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
You Remind Me
Usher
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Please note Kevin Hayden Band will also travel to West Allis, Elm Grove, Greendale, Brookfield, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Saint Francis, Cudahy, Butler, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Muskego, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Caledonia, Lannon, Big Bend, Mequon, Franksville, Germantown, Pewaukee, Sussex, Colgate, Merton, Waterford, Cedarburg, Hartland, Hubertus, Racine.
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