Kevin Piekarski Music:Bio


Kevin Piekarski has been assistant principal bass with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1983. Born in South Bend, he began playing at age 12 and went on to earn his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music. He played with the Dayton Philharmonic from 1981 - 83 before coming to Fort Wayne.

Kevin has played with an impressive list of jazz/pop performers, including Gene Bertoncini, Steve Allen, Mel Torme, Roy Clarke, Debbie Boone, Toni Tennile, Maureen McGovern, Diahann Carroll, Andrea Marcovicci, Rich Ridenour, Anne Hampton Calloway, Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder, Jeff Tyzik, Capitol Saxophone Quartet, Wayne Brady, and Bernadette Peters. He played in the house band at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island in the summer of 1992.

Kevin founded Kevin Piekarski Jazz (formerly Clark Kent Jazz), which has provided quality entertainment to northeast Indiana for over 25 years. For nine years he served as musical contractor and band leader at the renowned Joseph Decuis restaurant. He has been the jazz administrator for the Covington Art Fair since its inception in 1992.

In 1996, the Fort Wayne Sister City’s committee invited the Clark Kent Trio to visit Plock, Poland. While in Plock, the trio performed with internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Krzysztof Kralka, and with the jazz vocal group Anima from Belarus.

Kevin is the bass professor at Indiana- Purdue University/Fort Wayne.