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Kevin Killen

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Eight-time Grammy-winning producer/mixer Kevin Killen has spent the last several decades compiling an impressive list of credentials featuring the premier pop artists of our time from Peter Gabriel’s SO to eight albums with Elvis Costello (including those with Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and the Brodsky Quartet), three albums with U2 (The Unforgettable Fire, Wide Awake In America and War), David Bowie to Kate Bush, Sugarland (three #1 singles) to Shawn Colvin.  Add in the names of Bryan Ferry, Shakira, Brandon Flowers and Gregory Porter, and you get the idea.

Most recently, Kevin recorded and mixed David Bowie’s Lazarus (the Original Cast Album) and recorded David’s final album, Blackstar, for producer Tony Visconti.  He co-produced and mixed the latest Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble release, Sing Me Home. The record features special guests Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, GRAMMY®-winning jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and more.

At the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held on February 12, Kevin won three (3) Grammys for Sing Me Home and Blackstar.

Kevin also mixed the Song of Lahore CD featuring such musical luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Nels Cline of Wilco, Sean Lennon and Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.  He also mixed Brandon Flowers (the Killers’ lead vocalist) single, “Between Me and You,” from The Desired Effect, co-produced, recorded and mixed Anne Sofie Von Otter and Brooklyn Rider’s So Many Things CD, mixed Suzanne Vega’s album, Tales of the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, produced and mixed Dar Williams’ In The Time of Gods release, and mixed Bobby McFerrin’s critically-acclaimed album, Spirityouall.

Currently, Kevin is recording and mixing the Original Broadway Cast album for “Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812.”

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