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Kevin Deitz

     Kevin is an active jazz, classical, acoustic and electric bassist, composer/arranger, educator, clinician and adjudicator. He currently teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Fundamentals, Music and the Media, and History of Rock and Roll at Clackamas Community College near Portland, Oregon.

     As a classical bassist, Kevin has performed with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Festival of American Music, Portland Ballet Orchestra, Portland Opera Orchestra, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Salem Chamber Orchestra, Symphonia Concertante, American Strauss Orchestra and with many regional symphonic choirs.

     As a cellist, Kevin has performed with the Portland Summer Festival Orchestra, Collage Trio, the Nu Shooz Orchestra, Skyline String Quartet, with Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson and with talk show host Regis Philbin.

     Jazz bass performances include concerts with Mose Allison, Terrence Blanchard, Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis, Dave Frishberg, Benny Golson, and Diane Shurr. Pop and smooth jazz performances include concerts with the Oregon Symphony, Sheena Easton, Robert Goulet, Tom Grant, Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Kashiwa, The Moody Blues World Orchestra, Kenny Rankin, Dan Siegal, Toni Tenille, and Mason Williams.

     Kevin is a veteran of the Portland studio scene, appearing on 16 album projects to date and on numerous recordings for commercial clients like Roland Musical Instruments, OFC Foods and Nike.

     Kevin’s CD of original jazz compositions, “Skylines,” was released on June 16th, 2009 on the Origin Arts label.

    " My Conklin bass is truly a work of art. Invariably during a break, other musicians or audience members will ask about it, marveling at the gorgeous combinations of woods, the obvious craftsmanship. But more than being a beautiful instrument, it has helped me realize my own voice; itʼs the sound Iʼve always heard in my head. Thanks to Bill and the crew for making it happen!"