Welcome

No, this is not my car--but a guy can dream, right?

I am a composer, arranger, educator, and multi instrumentalist residing near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thanks for visiting my site!  

Big Band musicians will want to visit my "Arrangements" page, where you can purchase a Kevin Mills big band arrangement or composition for $40. The majority of selections are Gospel/Christian in nature, but other genres are represented as well. Most are scored for 5-4-4-4 and vocal. I've got some combo charts to choose from, and some pieces for 5 horns without rhythm section.

On my "Transcriptions" page, you'll find a regularly expanding collection of instrumental solos--predominantly jazz--which you may download for a very reasonable price.

My (abbreviated) Story

I'm Kevin Mills, and I live with my lovely wife in beautiful Plymouth, MN. We have three children, of whom we are very proud (don't get me started!), and two cats with hyperactive meowing glands.

I'm a former career music educator, with thirteen years on the faculty of North Central University in Minneapolis. I also richly enjoyed seven years as director of instrumental music at New Hope Church, when it was known as Crystal Evangelical Free Church.     

Currently, I'm writing and arranging music, and performing in a variety of styles on drums, saxophone, guitar, and bass. As an arranger, big band jazz is my idiom of choice, and I've produced over 80 big band arrangements--with many of those being original compositions.

My current music projects include the 60+ member Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band, classic rock band A Bit of Gorgonzola, 10-piece horn band Hornucopia, and my own 18-piece KCGO Big Band.  

I'm pleased that you've been willing to learn a little about me, and I hope something I offer here may be of value to you.

Cheers!



 

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Previous events

May4

Judy Thomas Trio

318 Cafe, 318 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331

Judy Thomas (guitar and vocals) Kevin Mills (guitar, bass and drums) Gary Denbow (keys, bass and vocals)

Judy also welcomes some fine back-up singers, and we'll see how on earth we'll all fit on the tiny stage at this delicious eatery!