Kevin Gordon is a composer, double and electric bassist, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Able to compose and perform in a large variety of styles, his works range from pieces for full orchestra, to jazz combos, to rock/pop, and he is adept at composing for both live players and using music software. Gordon’s concert works have been performed by the American Symphony Orchestra, the Da Capo Chamber Players, and the ECHO Chamber Orchestra. He was awarded the Jacob Bruckman Memorial Prize for excellence in composition for his piece "Saint Magnus Dance," which was performed by the American Symphony Orchestra, on May 23, 2008 at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. His music for film has won two NYU First Run film festival best original score awards ("Opening Night of the Living Dead" , a musical comedy film by Jonathan McDevitt, and "There’ll Be Peace When You Are Gone" , a film by John De Menil).
He was a music composition and double bass major at Bard College (2008). There he studied with Joan Tower, George Tsontakis, and Keith Fitch. Gordon graduated from NYU Steinhardt in 2012 with a Masters in Music (Scoring for Film and Multimedia), where he studied with Michael Patterson, Ron Sadoff, and Tim Starnes.
Gordon is the Director of Contemporary Music at San Domenico School, a Teaching Artist with the San Francisco Opera, and teaches private bass and guitar lessons.
Live performance by the ECHO Chamber Orchestra
Jazz Composition - Gordon on bass - Live Performance
Live Performance by the American Symphony Orchestra
Jazz Composition - Live Performance
Live Performance by the Da Capo Chamber Players
Violin Concerto - Midi Mock-up
Jazz Composition - Gordon on Bass - Excerpt from a piece for dance
Examples of Gordon's work in Film and Animation