Kevin Esposito

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Studio Faculty, Jazz Trombone



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Kevin Esposito – A first call studio and freelance trombonist, Kevin also leads San Diego’s premier swing bands, Society Beat and Big Time Operator. He tours regularly with The Brian Setzer Orchestra he has backed up Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Davis Jr., David Sanborn and many others. Kevin’s trombone playing regularly fills out the horn sections of San Diego’s greatest rock and R&B bands including Rockola and The Steely Damned, as well as countless touring Broadway Musicals such as Annie, Chicago, The Producers and Spamelot. Kevin also plays in the critically acclaimed Sacha’s Supper Club, the Brad Steinwehe Orchestra and has recorded with Bill Medley, Mike Wofford and San Diego’s long time favorite smooth jazz group, Fattburger. Kevin studied music at California State University, Northridge and University of Nevada, Reno earning a bachelors degree in music with performance emphasis. He also studied and played in the award winning LA Jazz Workshop and has done continuing education work at California State University, Long Beach and San Diego State University.


Played with and/or backed up these jazz artists.
David Sanborn, Louie Bellson, Kenny Burrell, Conte Candoli, Pete Christlieb, Sammy Nestico, Bill Watrous, Don Menza, Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Carl Fontana, George Graham, Carl Saunders

Pop and other music and show artists
Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Donna Summer, Bobby Rydell, Michael Feinstein, Nell Carter, Roy Clark, Kenny Rodgers, Glen Campbell, Lee Greenwood, Martha and the Vandellas, The Young Rascals, The Drifters, The Shirelles, Fabien, Frankie Avalon, Lou Christie, Debbie Boone, Charo, Danny Gans, George Kirby, Shirley Jones, Florence Henderson, Patrick Swayze, George Hamilton, Righard Gere, Christie Brinkley, Scott Bakula, Susan Anton, Bebe Neuwirth, John Lithgow, Hal Linden, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune

Celebrated Comedians
George Burns, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Rip Taylor, Garry Shandling

Shows & Musicals
Annie, Chicago, The Producers, Spamelot, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Sweeny Todd, How To Succeed In Business, Candide, High School Musical, Hairspray, Dancing In The Dark, Chita, Hello Hollywood Hello (MGM Grand)