Kevin Robb has combined a life of teaching and performing that has established him as one of the most respected musicians in both the United States and Spain.
As a saxophonist, his experience in a wide range of styles, in addition to his skills in sight-reading, improvisation and woodwind-doubling, has made him much in-demand as a performer.
As a teacher, he currently directs the music program at Verde Valley School in Sedona, Arizona, where he teaches IB music and directs the Jazz Ensemble in addition to frequent work as a clinician at Northern Arizona University in Flagstagg. In Spain, he built up woodwind programs at the
His earned degrees include a Master's in Music summa cum laude from Western Washington University, Gold and Vermeil medals in saxophone and chamber ensemble performance from the Bordeaux Conservatory, France (where he was a student of the acclaimed master saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix), and a Bachelor's in English Literature cum laude from the University of Santa Clara, California. His convalidated degrees from the Spanish Ministry of Education are the Título Superior de Música in Jazz (the highest possible degree in the conservatory system), the Licenciatura (Bachelor's) in English Philology and the Professor of Saxophone degree.
As a performer, his versatility and musical expertise nave been notable trademarks. In the past two decades he has maintained an intense level of professional activity, from classical concert performances- including appearances at Madrid's Auditorio Nacional- to appearances at major jazz festivals. As a free-lance musician, he has accompanied many of
Completely bilingual and bicultural, he has dedicated much of his time to improving music education in
During 2006-2016, he was the official Representative for
2006- Titulo Superior de Música, Especialidad Jazz (highest possible official conservatory degree), convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
2006- Licenciatura (Bachelor´s's Degree) in Filología Inglesa (English Philology), convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
1992- Professor of Saxophone (official conservatory degree), convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
1988- Master of Music Degree (summa cum laude) in Saxophone Performance from Western Washington University (student of Chuck Israels)
1986- Gold and Vermeil medals in Saxophone Chamber Ensemble and Saxophone Performance from the Bordeaux National Conservatory, France (student of Jean-Marie Londeix).
1981 to 1984- Undergraduate music studies at the University of Northern Colorado (student of Roger Greenberg) and California State University, Hayward (student of William Trimble).
1980- Bachelor´s of Arts Degree in English Literature (cum laude — Honors Program) from the University of Santa Clara, California.
1976- High School Diploma from Loyola High School, Los Angeles, California.
Has attended seminars and master classes with jazz greats Barry Harris, Max Roach, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis and Phil Woods, among others.