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Kevin Flournoy’s passion has always aligned with the pursuit of music. Growing up, he focused on the study of classical piano and contemporary organ. Kevin attended the University of California San Diego and earned a B.A. Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Music Science & Technology. From there, he has continued to grow: writing, performing, and producing in a variety of genres.
Kevin now maintains a very busy schedule as producer, keyboardist, songwriter, and arranger for projects all over the world and is Owner and CEO of Kay Flow Projects, LLC, a division of Flournoy Entertainment, Inc.
Kevin has produced, written, performed, and recorded with many artists including Chaka Khan, Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds, Donny Osmond, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Teena Marie, Jeffrey Osborne, The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Hudson, Howard Hewett, Hillary Duff, Jamie Foxx, The Jazz Crusaders, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Harvey Mason, and Ronnie Laws to name a few.
He has been involved in performing and providing music for several TV projects including American Idol and the Roseanne Barr talk show which aired on CBS.
In the contemporary jazz genre, Kevin produced “Harvest for the World” (Blue Note/Capital Records) for saxophonist Ronnie Laws and was recorded as a keyboardist on the latest Jazz Crusaders CD. “Sweet Sensual Love” (single from Big Mountain’s album “Unity”) hit the Billboard’s Top 100 pop chart and was certified gold in Japan. It was Kevin’s first major label success as a producer. A short time later, “Tengo Ganas,” yet another single cut off the album, created a stir resulting in equivalent accolades in the Latino markets.
He was awarded a certified platinum record for his performances in the UK on tour with Donny Osmond. Kevin has also released his first solo single on iTunes called “Before It’s Too Late” featuring Donny Osmond and Kirk Whalum.
Most recently Kevin’s time has been consumed with the development of his original video music-talk show called The K-Flow Show. The first episode has been released as a web series on his YouTube channel. Six more episodes have already been recorded featuring premium celebrity and local vocalist, instrumentalist, as well as TV and motion picture actors. Kevin’s show promotes a more organic and intimate presentation of chart topping music new and old as well as his original music and arrangements.
Kevin also continues to be involved as a music producer, arranger, and composer for a new Bio Play in development about Lena Horne called “A Lady Must Live” starring director/actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Four songs including “Stormy Weather” have already been recorded at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood. Kevin and Salli also had the honor of presenting a fifteen minute live short of “A Lady Must Live” for the African American Film Critics Association at the Pan African Film Festival 2015.
Kevin will also be collaborating with iconic producer/engineer Al Schmidt on this project working at The Capitol Records building to complete these classic arrangements.
Kevin Flournoy’s center of attention has also recently surrounded a philanthropic effort for his celebrity CD compilation entitled “On A Very Special Note” that will benefit The Art of The Olympians and the World Harmony Run/Peace Run. This project will ultimately benefit people all over the globe. The original songs for this project have been written and composed for each celebrity artist by Kevin and he is now seated in the producer’s chair as the project’s production continues.
A very important strategic promotional alliance with the Peace Run organization was forged when Kevin was honored with the Sri Chinmoy-Torch-Bearer Award on June 8, 2014. He was presented the award at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. This award is presented to select individuals who support and contribute in making the world a better place. The Torch-Bearer Award is how individuals are applauded for their contributions. Previous recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Russell Simmons, Carl Lewis and Billie Jean King to name a few.
Kevin invited the World Peace runners to make a stop at the recording studio as they made their way through the state of California on a 10,000-mile torch relay. The runners observed as Kevin recorded two original inspirational pop songs entitled “Courageous” and “Take It On High”. So successful was this event that The World Peace Run organization, invited Kevin to present three of his songs from the Celebrity Collaboration project this year and next year at the Closing Ceremonies at the United Nations in New York.
Kevin’s perspective to music is panoramic and unconfined. His incredible ear for music and h i s ability to hear what many cannot makes him truly gifted in the producer’s chair. He continually strives to create memorable, timeless music with style and passion. His process for creating music might be best expressed as organic where the foundation of every project is constructed upon the essentials.
Some say his approach yields a diverse and versatile range allowing for just about any style, or subtlety thereof, to emerge.
Name the genre and Kevin has a passion and an intuitive responsiveness for it. Whether it’s R&B or classical, inspirational to reggae, alternative rock or the essence of jazz, both old and new, you can be certain Kevin Flournoy’s enthusiasm knows no bounds.