Jazz bassist and educator, Kevin Pace has been pushing the field of jazz education to a new level, leading his students to become some of the best players in the area. As a faculty member of Shepherd University and Northern Virginia Community College, he has fostered the knowledge and love of music in hundreds of students.
Pace is known for his solid, earthy style of bass playing that you can hear live on over 30 recordings. A founding member of the DC Jazz Composers Collective, Pace has composed numerous award-winning compositions for jazz ensembles, orchestras, film, and artist collaborations. He has performed throughout the world at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, and the Smithsonian, as well as jazz clubs all over the East Coast. Pace has performed with jazz greats including Gretchen Parlato, Freddie Redd, and David “Fathead” Newman. He holds degrees in music from Elon University and University of Maryland, College Park.