At the end of 2021, Kevin Robb returned to the United States to a position that embodied the culmination of his experience as a musician, educator, and administrator. He currently heads the Music Department at Heart of Los Angeles, an exceptional not-for-profit organization, providing quality free music instruction to an under-resourced community in central Los Angeles. As Director, he leads the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) and HOLA Music Studios (HMS) programs, in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the Eisner Intergenerational Music program (EIM). These three vibrant projects serve close to 400 youth and other community members. His staff includes 3 program managers, 4 program assistants, and 29 teaching faculty. Thursday evenings, he directs the Eisner Intergenerational Big Band, bringing together musicians from teenagers to senior citizens in rehearsing and performing outstanding jazz ensemble repertoire.
From 2019 through 2021, Kevin took on his first fully administrative role as the Director of Performing and Visual Arts at the Escuela Americana in El Salvador, where he led an 18-member faculty team through the pandemic and back to in-person teaching and learning. He put into place and organized curricular programs in Music, Drama, Art and Art & Technology (Photography and Digital Fabrication) for 1200 students Pre-K through 12th grade.
From 2016-2018, he taught IB Music and directed the Jazz Ensemble at Verde Valley School in Sedona, Arizona, in addition to frequent work as a clinician at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Previously, in Madrid, Spain, for 15 years 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, and a Bachelor's in English Literature cum laude from the University of Santa Clara, California. His convalidated degrees (UE qualifications) 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 have been notable trademarks, and in the past two decades he has maintained an intense level of professional activity. As a free-lance musician, he has accompanied many of
Completely bilingual and bicultural, Kevin has dedicated much of his time to strengthening music education in
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.