Kevin Korschgen, jazz drummer and music educator, first moved to Chicago in 1980 to join a band called “Rush Hour”. He began teaching jazz in 1983 at Notre Dame High School for Boys, where he led the school’s award-winning jazz ensemble. He later became Principal Conductor of the Chicago Public Schools All-City High School Jazz Ensemble and served as Jazz Coordinator at the Chicago High School for the Arts (Chiarts).
He has performed with many of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians, including Pat Mallinger, Scott Burns, Jody Christian, Neil Alger, Chris Foreman, Ryan Cohen, Tito Carrillo, Micah Frazier, Rob Amster, Kelly Sill, Dennis Carole, Victor Garcia, Rubin Alvarez, and Steve Sanders just to name a few. Nationally he has toured with Detroit’s trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and with performed with pianist Lyle Mays.
As host and resident drummer for the Wheel Sessions, Kevin has played with many of the Carolinas’ foremost jazz musicians. His quintet features four of these musicians: Jason Moore/tenor sax, Brad Jepson/trombone, Philip Howe/piano, and Danny Iannucci/bass.
The “Wheel Sessions” is a jazz performance series hosted in Greenville South Carolina. Performances begin at 7:30 pm, and are held in front of an intimate listening audience. Attendees may BYOB.
Directions: When arriving at 1801 Rutherford Rd drive to the left, all the way behind the main building #1 and near the water tower. Park and follow the signs that lead you into Underground Music.