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Kevin Olusola

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Youtube sensation, Kevin “K.O.” Olusola is hitting people with an all new sound and making waves all over the world! A master at playing both saxophone and cello, Kevin combines jazz, classical, and hip-hop influences with his own beatboxing skill to create his own style of music.

Kevin is not a newcomer to the music industry. At 12 years old, he was both the principal saxophonist and the youngest musician to ever be a part of the United States Wind Band, a professionally touring band of the best high school students in the nation. By 15, he was honored as the Principal Cellist of the Kentucky All-State Orchestra. The same year, he attended the Kentucky Governor’s School of the Arts; he is still the only student in its history to be accepted in two subjects (both cello and saxophone), and at the conclusion of the program he won the David X. Thurmond Director’s Prize for the Best Young Artist in the State of Kentucky. Besides performing for the governor of Kentucky on his inauguration day, Kevin made several national radio and television appearances, including “From the Top” on NPR and NBC’s “Today” Show. In 2006 (as a 17-year-old), he has already performed at Carnegie Hall twice– on two different instruments.

In early 2009, he was named runner-up in the “Celebrate an Collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma” International Competition, coming in second place of over 400 submissions, 90% by professional musicians and composers, for his submission of a hip-hop cello/beatbox rendition of Dona Nobis Pacem. As a cellist who can simultaneously beatbox, Kevin has also recently had several notable performance opportunities, opening for Drake, KRS-One, N.

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