Kevin Gianino | Webster University

Kevin Gianino

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Percussion

Kevin GianinoA native of St. Louis, Professor Gianino attended St. Louis Community College–Meramec, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Webster University. He has served as a faculty member for the International Summer Jazz Academy in Poland and for the Webster Summer Jazz Combo Camp, and the Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps. He is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, and performer on a national basis. He is a member of the Webster Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Brilliant Corners, the Sessions Big Band, and the Hard Bop Heritage Quintet. Among the numerous artists with whom he has performed are Toshiko Akiyoshi, Nick Brignola, Richie Cole, Buddy De Franco, Jon Faddis, Terry Gibbs, Al Grey, Rob McConnell, Bobby Shew, Marvin Stamm, Clark Terry, and Nancy Wilson. He is an artist endorser for the Pearl Drum Company.

He has toured the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with the Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice Shows 1979–1983 featuring Peggy Fleming. He appeared on the NBC Television special: Highlights of Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice starring Tony Randall. He is the leader of the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra and has made numerous appearances at jazz festivals as adjudicator, guest artist and clinician. Gianino is an instructor at Fred Pierce's Drum Shop & Studio, and Greenville College in Illinois.