Kevin McNeal

Kevin is recognized not only as an outstanding performer and recording artist, but also

as an educator, composer, and arranger. He attended the Berklee College of Music,

William Paterson University, and CUNY / City College, where he received his Masters

Degree in Music.

Performance and recording credits include Jeff “Tain” Watts, Rufus Reid, David

Liebman, James Williams, Royal Hartigan, Nick Brignola, Steve Swallow, Cecil

Bridgewater, Ed Wiley Jr., Greg Osby, Skip Roberts with BluesWing, Piney Brown,

Stanley Turrentine, Charles Fambrough, Hamiet Bluiett, Kevin Eubanks, Mike Stern,

Geri Allen, Nasheet Waits, Victor Bailey, Debbie Sledge, Grachan Moncur III, and many

others. Kevin toured Europe with Leon Thomas as musical director.

Teaching credits include faculty/staff member/adjunct lecturer, City College of New York,

The National Guitar Workshop, The New School, SUNY New Paltz, Palomba Music

Academy and the HIlton Music Centre.

Most recent recordings: ‘ A Matter Of Time,’ ’Soliloquy' , (solo guitar arrangements of

jazz standards); ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Voice’, with Taeko; ‘About The Soul', with Ed Wiley

Jr., and 'Theory and Practice', with Mike Gillispie

Kevin resides in New York City, where he has been playing the jazz scene for several

decades and leads his own group BluesWIng.

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