KEITH KAMINSKI

Keith Kaminski received his bachelors’ degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Music from Detroit’s Wayne State University. While at WSU, he studied saxophone and jazz performance privately with Detroit jazz great Larry Nozero, woodwinds with Detroit multi-reed instrumentalist Earl DeForest, and arranging techniques with pianist/writer/arranger Matt Michaels.  After graduating, Keith did two stints with Carnival Cruise Lines, where he met fellow Motor City Horn bandmate Mark Byerly.

Keith is in great demand as a saxophonist in the Detroit area, evidenced by his prolific recording with artists including Alberta Adams, Bettye LaVette, The Four Tops, Joe Weaver, Bill Heid, The Motor City Blues Pioneers, Motor City Josh, The Paul Keller Orchestra, The Paul Keller Sextet, The Chenille Sisters, The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, and Tangerine Moon Productions. He has also recorded for multiple television commercial spots.

In 1996, Keith was hired as tenor sax soloist with guitarist Johnnie Bassett’s band The Blues Insurgents, with whom he has recorded four CDs and toured Canada, Europe, and the United States. Keith continues his association with Johnnie Bassett, performing concerts, managing operations, and co-producing recordings for Mack Avenue Records.

Keith has performed in backing bands for such diverse artists as Natalie Cole, Burt Bacharach, The O’Jays, The Contours, The Temptations, Little Feat, Billy Preston, Kim Wilson, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, David Liebman, Little Eva, Johnnie Johnson, Big Jay McNeely, Sir Mack Rice, and John Sinclair. He has also toured with Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review (on the “Tom Joyner Tour”), The Detroit Blues Review (featuring Joe Weaver, Johnnie Bassett, and Thornetta Davis), Bettye LaVette, The Jewel Tones (featuring Kim Wilson), and The Stan Kenton Alumni Band.

     
 
     

KEITH’S DISCOGRAPHY

Oh, Yeah (2015)

David Shelby


(Featuring The Motor City Horns)



Rideout (2015)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band



The Cambodian Space Project (2014)

Whiskey Cambodia


Metal Postcard Records (2014)


Family Affair (2013)

Ledfurd Records


Compilation



The Key West Connection (2013)

Don Middlebrook & The Pearl Divers



Hit & Run (2012)


Lakeshore Records



I Can Make That Happen (2012)

Johnnie Bassett


Mack Avenue Records/Sly Dog Label



Fell Toward None (2011)

Greg Nagy


Big O Records/Vizztone Label Group


Live At Callahan’s (2011)

Shaun Murphy


Vision Wall Records


Jeron Ronn (2010)

Jeron Ronn



Jon Plair (2010)

Jon Plair


Falling Through The Cracks (2009)

Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones



Doin’ The “D” (2009)

Alexander Zonjic


Heads Up/Concord Music Group


Local Boys (2009)

The Motor City Horns and Friends


Brass Jar Music


The Gentleman Is Back (2009)

Johnnie Bassett


Mack Avenue Records/Sly Dog Label


Rebirth (2009)

Tribe


Planet E Records


Brush Fire (2009)

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra


WSG Music


A Family Album (2009)

The Verve Pipe



Tonight We Ride (2009)

The Reed & Dickinson Band



Early Seger, Vol. 1 (2009)

Bob Seger


Hideout Records


The Keeley Effect (2008)

Paul Priest with The Brothers Groove



Detroit Is My Home (2008)

Alberta Adams


Eastlawn Records


The Transmitter (2008)

Luster Kraft


Bona Dea Music Records


Live At The Cadillac Club (2008)

Root Doctor


Big O Records


Whatever It Takes (2008)

Scott Wilkonson


Nothing New Under The Sun (2007)

The Resurrection


50th Anniversary Celebration CD/DVD (2004)

The Four Tops


Image Entertainment


The Motor City Rhythm & Blues Pioneers (2002)

Joe Weaver, Stanley Mitchell, and Kenny Martin


Eastlawn Records


Season of Hope (2002)

The Brothers Groove featuring the Motor City Horns


Basement Vibes (2002)

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra featuring Marcus Belgrave


WSG Music


CDBaby


Paris Blues (2000)

The Bird of Paradise Orchestra


PKO Records


Say Baby Say (2000)

Alberta Adams


Eastlawn Records


DET Live! Vol. 1 (1999)

WDET-FM Studios


BINGO! (1998)

The Bird of Paradise Orchestra


PKO Records


Blues Across America: The Detroit Scene (1997)

Johnnie Bassett, The Butler Twins, and Alberta Adams


Cadillac Blues (1997)

Johnnie Bassett and The Blues Insurgents


Project X (1997)

The Bird of Paradise Orchestra


Hallelujah Train (1995)

Mr. B and The Bird of Paradise Orchestra


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