Kevin Breit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Kevin Breit
Harry Manx with Kevin Breit.jpg
Bluesfest 2008, Ottawa, Canada
Background information
BornMcKerrow (Baldwin, Ontario), Canada
OriginOntario, Canada
GenresJazz, folk, Americana (music)
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, mandolin
Years active1990s—present
Associated actsNorah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Jane Bunnett, Carlos del Junco, Harry Manx, John Dickie, The Sisters Euclid, Folkalarm, Molly Johnson, Hugh Laurie
Websitekevinbreit.com

Kevin Breit is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and singer-songwriter from McKerrow, Ontario, Canada. His group, The Sisters Euclid, has been a fixture at the Orbit Room in Toronto for the past 13 years. Breit has worked as a touring guitarist or session musician with a variety of musicians including Cassandra Wilson, The Miller Stain Limit, Norah Jones, Michael Kaeshammer, Celine Dion, Marc Jordan, Molly Johnson, Harry Manx, Holly Cole, Rosanne Cash, Serena Ryder, the Rankins and Hugh Laurie.[1]He also performs as a solo artist and as a member of the folk group Folkalarm.[2] He was awarded the 2012 Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album as member The Stretch Orchestra.[3]Breit has performed on recordings that have earned 13 Grammy Awards.[4]

In 2006, Breit's band The Sisters Euclid released an instrumental jazz fusion album of Neil Young songs entitled Run Neil Run.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • In Good We Trust (2007) Harry Manx & Kevin Breit
  • Maybelle and Empty (2010)
  • Supergenerous & Sao Paulo Slim (with Cyro Baptista) (2010)
  • Best of Folkalarm (2010)
  • Strictly Whatever (2011) Harry Manx & Kevin Breit
  • Burnt Bulb on Broadway (2011)
  • Simple Earnest Plea (2011)
  • Field Recording (2013)
  • Ernesto and Delilah (with Rebecca Jenkins) (2015)

As guest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Settler, Hans. "Americana Alt.Country CD Reviews". Insurgent Country. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Best of Folkalarm, by Kevin Breit and Folkalarm". Kevin Breit. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Home". Stretch Orchestra. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ Music, CBC. "CBC Music". music.cbc.ca. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  5. ^ "Sisters Euclid: Run Neil Run". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2015-10-26.

External links[edit]

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-sisters-euclid-mn0001361732/biography