Kevin Gatzke

Dynamo | Freelance

Quick Facts:

Nationality: USA
Artist Since:2015
Influences:My Parents | Hank Mobley | Michael Brecker
Mac or PC:Mac
iPhone or Android:iPhone
Facebook or Twitter:Facebook
Satellite or Cable:Cable
Favorite Food:Roast beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy
Favorite Book:Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite Movie:The Godfather
Favorite TV Show:Arrested Development
Favorite Composition:On a Misty Night by Tadd Dameron
Favorite Arrangement:Alone Together by Bobby Selvaggio
Favorite Musical:West Side Story
Favorite Orchestra:Cleveland Orchestra
Favorite Big Band:Count Basie
Favorite Rock/Pop Band:Tower of Power
Favorite Solo Musical Artist:Michael Brecker
Favorite Music Clinician:Jeff Coffin

Banded Story:

Music has always been in my life to some degree, and it wasn't until high school that I started to consider it as a career. Through practice, maturation, and devotion, I came to realize the role music has on the self as well as on a society. It is one of the truest forms of expression, and it has the ability to heal not only the player, but also the audience in a way that's almost spiritual. It is an experience that I continually strive to meet as a performer and listener, and a pursuit I don't intend to abandon any time soon.


Above all else, Kevin Gatzke is best known for his soulful and high-energy approach to saxophone playing. Fluent in a broad range of musical styles, Kevin always aims to serve the music first as both a musician and arranger.

Since moving to Nashville, Kevin has become a permanent member of the Nashville-based jazz/funk/R&B band Dynamo, with whom he has toured and performed with in numerous venues across the U.S. as well as in some of Nashville’s most legendary music clubs. In addition, Dynamo has had the opportunity to perform as guest clinicians for a number of schools across the country.

In the summer of 2015, Kevin joined the Elektra recording artist, Anderson East, sharing the stage with such acts as Brandi Carlile and the John Butler Trio. Kevin has also performed on Some of America’s most legendary radio and TV programs, including KEXP in Seattle, World CafĂ© Live, and the Late Show with Seth Meyers.

Kevin has been able to collaborate with some of Nashville's most influential artists including Jack Pearson, Mike Hicks, Jason Eskridge, Roy Agee, and Jeff Coffin.