Kevin Kaska: ‘Artistry’

“Artistry” marks the latest release from acclaimed Local 47 composer Kevin Kaska. Boasting an amazing jazz orchestra of Los Angeles’s finest musicians and featuring the stellar trumpet playing of Arturo Sandoval, this entire album sings from beginning to end.

Recorded on Jan. 9-10 and 29, and Feb. 25, 2017 in Studio A & B at United Recording in Hollywood, the album was produced by Wayne Bergeron and Gary Grant, with associate producer Michael Valerio. All music was orchestrated, arranged, and conducted by Kaska, who also served as executive producer.

One of America’s leading young musical talents, Kaska’s orchestral compositions, arrangements, and orchestrations have been played by over 50 symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Boston Pops Orchestra with John Williams and Keith Lockhart. His work can also be heard on motion picture scores by John Debney and Hans Zimmer.

“Artistry” is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon. For more info visit

Kevin Kaska ‘Artistry’ Orchestra

Trumpet Soloist
Arturo Sandoval

Dan Higgins, lead
Greg Huckins
Bill Liston
Rusty Higgins
Chad Smith

Wayne Bergeron, lead
Dan Fornero
Chuck Findley
Gary Grant

Alex Iles, lead
Scott Whitfield
Bob McChesney
Steve Holtman
Craig Gosnell

French Horn
Andrew Bain, lead
Amy Jo Rhine

Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Dan Higgins

Belinda Broughton, concertmaster
Kevin Kumar
Neel Hammond
Lucia Micarelli
Rhea Fowler
Alyssa Park
Josefina Vergara
Lorenz Gamma
Joel Pargman
Kevin Connolly
Amy Hershberger
Serena McKinney

Shawn Mann, principal
Alma Fernandez
Darrin McCann
Kathryn Reddish

Dennis Karmazyn, principal
Jacob Braun
Helen Z. Altenbach
Timothy Loo

Ed Meares

Oboe, English Horn
Chris Bleth

Maria Casale

George Doering

Piano, Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes
Mike Lang

Jazz Upright/Electric Bass
Michael Valerio

Harvey Mason

Latin Percussion
Andy Sanesi, lead
Alberto Lopez
Christian Moraga

Nick Mancini

Kevin Kaska