Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979.
Kevin Hunt currently performs regularly with vocalist Emma Pask and pianist Simon Tedeschi.
The people who Kevin considers to be his most influential Australian artistic mentors are Ellis Hunt, Don Burrows AO MBE, Fr.Ted Kennedy, Chuck Yates, Dr Roger Frampton, John Speight OAM, Judy Bailey AOM, Graham Jones, Jepke Goudsmit, Sandy Evans,George Golla AM, Julian Lee, Paul MacNamara, Paul Grabowsky AO, Bill Motzing, Stephanie McCallum, Phil Slater, Dr John Bassett, Dr. Christopher Sainsbury, Professor Anna Reid, Wayne Stuart OAM,Deborah Cheetham AO.
As well as performing jazz music, Kevin teaches jazz studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has recently completed his PhD entitled ‘Perceptions of the Stuart & Sons piano: realising a creative, active vision.’ In this research Kevin analyses the unique sound produced by the Australian made Stuart & Sons piano. As an outcome of this research, Kevin collaborates musically with local and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians to produce new music for the Stuart Piano. This research has instigated the annual OUR MUSIC Indigenous music program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to encourage continued collaborations between Sydney’s Indigenous and non- Indigenous musicians.
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