Twenty-three year old pianist, Kevin Maddox, is a Miami native that has recently graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Music Degree and a concentration in Jazz Studies. At the early age of fourteen he was mentored by jazz legend and multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan, and since then has been performing professionally both locally and across the U.S.
In 2011, Kevin had the fortune to open for Jason Derulo in MTV’s Campus Invasion Tour, which later aired nationally on their major television network. Since then, he has gone on to perform at even larger events such as Univision’s “Premios Jueventud” in 2012 with “Los Vazquez” and his University of North Florida Jazz combo, which was chosen to perform at the 2013 JEN (Jazz Education Network) Convention in Atlanta, GA. Over the course of his professional career he has performed alongside many renowned artists including Jay Sean, Cris Cab, We The Kings, Chiddy Bang, Marcus Printup, Jacob Jeffries, and NBC’s The Voice contestant Niki Dawson. Most recently his trio, Madd Jazz, headlined the Ventana Al Jazz Festival in Mary Brickell Village.
Additionally, he has extensive knowledge and experience with booking and performing for numerous corporate events. Some of these companies and venues include: Microsoft, the United States Navy, Mayo Clinic, MOCA Jax, Ponte Vedra Wine Festival, and the Jacksonville Golf Club and Hall of Fame.
Kevin is currently on tour with singer-songwriter Emily Kopp and is also co-writing the original music for the upcoming movie by Academy-Award nominated director, Michael Paxton.