As a solo and performing artist, this Ohio Music Award Nominee has been fortunate to share the stage with several stars in the music industry. As a member of CYO, Kent had the opportunity to preform along side of Jefferson Starship and Bootsy Collins of Parliament Funkadelic, as well as open for Stevie Wonder. Kent also had the privilege of opening for Chris Janson and The Brothers Osborne while accompanying Haley Mae Campbell. Kent has also shared the stage with international artists such as; Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Machine Gun Kelly, iHeart Radio guest dj- DJEV, and the Red Hot Chili Pipers. While growing up in Northeast Ohio, Kent was influenced by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to become a contemporary and revolutionary Electric Violinist. Kent is currently on faculty at the MWROC Music Festival every year and actively works as the Creative Director for Mark Wood Music. Kent is a proud sponsored artist of Wood Violins.
One of the many influences in his life is Mark Wood; as a mentor, teacher and friend Mark helped shaped the style and mentality of creating his own path and destiny for music. And one of the quotes that really stuck with Kent is.."If we never improvise, we will never truly discover who we are."..It's this motto that motivated Kent to become more creative and expressive with the violin and taking the road less traveled.
Kent has enjoyed electrifying crowds from small cabaret settings to auditoriums of 20,000+..but no matter what size the venue the most important thing to Kent is that the experience is just the same from the first row to the last row. Here is a list of some of the places Kent has performed...
- House of blues; Cleveland, OH
- Denny Sanford Center: Sioux Falls, SD
- Waterfront Park; Charleston, SC
- Bogarts; Cincinnati, OH
- Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica; Cleveland, OH
- Lakewood Park; Lakewood, OH
- First Night Akron; Akron, OH
- Johnstown High; Johnstown, PA
- Salt Fork State Park; Cambridge, OH
- The Music Farm, Columbia, SC
- The Music Farm, Charleston, SC
- Lock3; Akron, OH
- MidAmerican Nazarene University; Olathe, KS
- Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo; Cleveland, OH
- All Pro Stadium; Avon, OH
- Belmont University; Nashville, TN
- Mcnally Smith; Twin Cities, MN
- LDS center; Salt Lake City, UT
- The Ohio State Fair; Columbus, OH
- The Phantasy Night Club; Lakewood, OH
- Lakewood Alive; Lakewood, OH
- Lakewood Civic Auditorium; Lakewood, OH
Kent has also partnered with several Non-Profit organizations to put on events and concerts to benefit those in need. Here is a brief list of some of the organizations he has worked with..
- Electrify Your Music Foundation
- Muzart world Foundation
- United Way Foundation
- The Community Foundation of Greater Tennessee
- Help To Others (H20)
- The Ronald McDonald House