Mr. K. Kent Stevenson
Cab Calloway meets Mr. Rogers meets Vince Guaraldi is how Mr. K, Kent Stevenson has been described. Songwriter and pianist extraordinaire, Mr. Stevenson has incredible feel and insight into the child’s world, and they delight in the musical fare Mr. K serves up. It is not only the lush and vibrant tones, but in how Mr. K can pepper this abundant sound garden with just the right amount of jig and whirl, and poof, the song is alive and ready to take flight. Songs that stick to the ears and the soul – parent friendly as well. A refreshing throwback to how TV was when the action was live and the talent was ‘what you see is what you get.’ Well it is here, again, in the form of Mr. K. Let’s all enjoy the ride. Welcome, Mr. K!!!
From Craig Seasholes blog Books ‘n Bytes
Kent Stevenson is the Ellington of Educational Entertainment
Yesterday I was word-smithing for my friend Kent Stevenson and I hit upon that phrase to describe my appreciation for his musical breadth and quality. Today I found a chance to suggest Kent as a presenter and “artist in residence” in my new school.
Make no mistake about it, Kent knows that music matters.
Kids know that Kent connects.
Take his stepping in and coaching students in a musical program and joining Chic Streetman for a MLK march and rally at the Northwest African American Museum.
Take a look and listen to his “United States of the Blues” CD produced last year. Email Kent and get yourself a copy of this toe-tapping tune that makes memorizing the 50 states in alphabetical order as easy as swinging on a playground swing and as cool as a glass of lemonade.
Watch Kent working with students recording “When There Is Love” (Above)
for the “Stevensongs” CD,
thanks to Eric Browne’s short video he added as a bonus track.
And not to be forgotten, the other “STAR” of the show, Miss Honey Child