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12 Jun 2015
Kerwin Young
Closing out the 2nd quarter of 2015, I’ve graduated from UMKC with my master of music degree in music composition. My third symphony, Symphony No. 2 is well under way. It’s ironic that I’ve completed Symphony No. 1 (Empire of Kasuf) and Symphony N...
19 Mar 2015
Kerwin Young
The Excitement! Creating new music with Sophia has been the best collaboration I’ve had in a very long time. It’s like Thom Bell and Linda Creed, Charles Stepney and Minnie Ripperton, or Chaka Khan and Rufus. It’s some classic shit like that!! We’...
9 Feb 2015
Kerwin Young
Just wrapped up production on the 2nd album from Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle . Jazz world………look out!!!  Black Linen ‘s in-high demand, and heavily expected debut album, White Noise has just been remastered. While the band is still awa...
22 Jan 2015
Kerwin Young
Coming up at the 2015 Regional North American Saxophone Alliance in Norman, Oklahoma this February!!!
9 Sep 2014
Kerwin Young
This summer I wrapped up the mastering for one of the BEST albums I’ve ever been a part of! The debut album of Black Linen, “White Noise” is an incredible album!! I’m thankful to have been a part of it. Here’s a recent video. There’s ev...
24 Jul 2014
Kerwin Young
Projects just wrapped up and new works in the making are all right here in this video.
3 Jul 2014
Kerwin Young
After two months of sketching and balancing my time between various multi-media projects, I’m now putting the final touches to my new work for alto saxophone and piano, entitled, “Music for Steven Spielberg’s Next Film”. It will be performed in th...
17 Jun 2014
Kerwin Young
It’s another summer, and I’ve just mastered the latest Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement (lp).  A funk gem, Spaceship Chronicles is the eighth album release since since 1999. As 2015 approaches, the 20th anniversary of the first Kasuf recording closes...
9 Mar 2014
Kerwin Young
As I find myself in the last year of my master degree, I’m more concerned with personal research and composing than I am with regurgitating non-essential data. The research of which I speak pertains to the program associated with my second symphon...
4 Mar 2014
Kerwin Young
The purpose of music is for raising one’s social and spiritual consciousness/awareness. I said RAISING! Raising; not lowering. Further, music serves as an educational tool for social awareness. Why would anyone label his/herself a composer, ...
22 Feb 2014
Kerwin Young
1)      Why should you care if I choose not to develop a musical idea? If you have no expectations prior to listening and/or analyzing music, you would merely enjoy the moment. 2)      Why should you care if your own ignorance forces you to que...
22 Feb 2014
Kerwin Young
Over the past few months I’ve revised several orchestral works. After re-working Symphony No. I (Empire of Kasuf)  for about the 40th time, I’ve got my chops down!! I went on and tackled several works that suffered from weaknesses only I could tr...
19 Feb 2014
New, Young vocal sensation out of Kansas City, Missouri! ChosenVoiceKC comes from a long line of successful singers, including the legendary Ms. Marva Whitney! This is first EP, produced by Kerwin Young, and features original songs/music by Chosen...
30 Jan 2014
Kerwin Young
Fresh for this first quarter of 2014, U.S. and U.K. premiers of Cry of the Queenless King are in preparation. Still working out the exact dates. Completion of Mis-Treatment of the Honorable took place this week. Composed for the FAQtet Ens...
15 Oct 2013
Kerwin Young
Fox 4 News (Kansas City) Interview I’m just seeing this video for the first time. The interview took place back in April of 2013, following Public Enemy’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
14 Oct 2013
Kerwin Young
Coming to you is a young, new artist out of Kansas City, Missouri, whose family has over 60 years experience in the recording industry.  Chosen Voice is his name, and his family’s legacy is the fabulous soul sister, Ms. Marva Whitney; as well as t...
29 Aug 2013
Kerwin Young
Akira Ifukube and Lalo Schifrin are two of my favorite composers.  Whenever I come across worthwhile reading regarding these two, I have to share it.  Here is a blog posting on Ifukube by Randall D. Larson. Go here
15 Aug 2013
Kerwin Young
The Baddest Bassist around!!!  Dominique Sanders  has his first single release from his upcoming debut album Friday, August 16th, 2013. We just wrapped up production, and it’s slammin’!!!! In the words of Dominique, “ VERY VERY GOOD things to com...
15 Aug 2013
Kerwin Young
So far, this year has allowed for two great debut albums; a collaboration with emerging, young artists. Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle and the Paul Shinn Trio released outstanding albums this year, both of which I am involved as producer.  If ...
30 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Yes!!  It’s finally an official premier performance date for my Erhu and Pipa Suite for a Lonely Man. Click here for more details Also, I’ve just completed a new work for Soprano, Women’s Choir and Orchestra.  My percussion concerto that c...
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