Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kevin Sharpe began his musical career at the age of seven singing gospel in his church choir. By age eleven he was playing drums for that same choir and eventually became one of the primary drummers for the Church of God in Christ in his region. Later in college he studied classical percussion, arranging and choral conducting. The Massachusetts native also studied voice and improvisation. Since graduating with degrees in Music Education and Jazz Performance he has performed with jazz artist Archie Shepp, Charles Greenlee, John Blake and Steve Turre'. He's done recordings with various artists as drummer, keyboardist, vocalist, and producer. He's conducted orchestral works and was guest conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops concert. Kevin has toured Germany as a vocalist with the Glory Gospel Singers and also worked for several years as writer, music director and vocalist in the contemporary gospel group "Fellowship".
Kevin Sharpe currently is leader of the modern Gospel ensemble "The Kevin Sharpe Group", drummer / percussionist and arranger in the "K. Sharpe Project" a jazz based instrumental group, workshop leader for and producer and engineer at SwingHigh Productions. Mr. Sharpe also endorses Vic Firth sticks and La Bella strings.
"My Noble & Cooley's have a great, wide open, resonant sound. They're the Rolls Royce of drums." -KevinSharpe