Kevin Van Ess and The Talk of The Town

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**(Their New CD's RED Beans and Rice along with Smoke Rings
 is currently available contact Kevin for more info:)
*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 6 of his own CD's with The Talk of TheTown entitled: A Closer Walk With Kevin Van Ess, Honkytonk, Mr. Licorice Stick, Jazzman, Red Beans and Rice and Smoke Rings! 
 *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
Music/Video Samples
*(Click on samples below-after listening to music use back arrow key for more samples)* 

Kevin performing on Bourban Street New Orleans Mardi Gras

Music/Video While We Danced at the Mardi Gras

Music/Video Sing Sing Sing

Music/Video Basin Street Blues

Music/Video Stranger on the Shore

Music Video Mood Indigo/Its Been A Long Time

Music/Video Amazing Grace

Music/Video Honkytonk

Music/Video Sleepy Time Down South

Music/Video The Saints Go Marching In

Music/Video Do You What it Means

Music/Video What A Wonderful World

Music/Video Smoke Rings/I Don't Know Why, It Had To Be You

Music/Video Walking the Floor Over You

Music/Video The Lord's Prayer

Listen to Kevin Sax

(Kevin Playing Sax Click Above)