**(Their New CD RED Beans and Rice
is currently available)
*Voted Best Jazz Clarinet Player in Wisconsin!
*Grammy Nominated Music Educator
*Leader of Green Bay Packer Tailgater Bands
"Van Ess can play clarinet like the instrument is an extension of his
brain and body. Fast, fluid, fine--and combinations thereof. And he makes stuff up quicker than a kid caught in
a lie. A Van Ess solo is not a short trip from here
to the grocery store but from here to New Orleans and New York and Chicago and Fantasyland in the speed of light as he
shifts tunes to whatever he's thinking at the moment. Van Ess can hang notes for 45 seconds or so. No problem. Be Nimble?
Be piercingly High? No problem either. His playing is fresh and refreshing."
"Just so you know: Van Ess is the best show-clarinetist around"
(CBS Media Critic at large)
*Kevin has performed on
over 30 recordings including releasing 5 of his own CD's with The Talk
of TheTown entitled: A Closer Walk With Kevin Van Ess, Honkytonk, Mr. Licorice Stick, Jazzman, and Red
Beans and Rice
*Year in Review:
Selected One Of The Top 5 Best Performances of 2016
( in “A Closer Walk” Van Ess’ solo was phenomenal
*Kevin has appeared on the CBS National
Television News Show 60 Minutes, the NFL Fox Pregame Show, NFL Films and ESPN Sports
*Kevin has performed on Sirius XM NFL Radio
Broadcast throughout the nation
*Kevin performed with Jazz Legend
Pete Fountain and his Half Fast Walking Club in the Mardi Gras Parade New Orleans
(click above on Kevin Photos)
*Kevin performed and was featured with
the Grammy Nominated Jazz Band - The Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans
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