Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance.
Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show
Kenneth Gill is a trombonist, band director, educator, composer, arranger, songwriter, and producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Kenneth attended Detroit Public Schools and is a graduate of Howard University (B.M.E.) and Kent State University (M.M.). Kenneth continues to chart his own musical course. In 2019, he released an LP entitled The Good News. As an in-demand trombonist, he has recorded and performed with various artists and ensembles. In addition to maintaining a full schedule as a working musician, he is currently attending the University of Michigan, pursuing his doctoral degree in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation.
Notable artists with whom he has shared the stage include: Marcus Belgrave, Gerald Wilson, Grady Tate, Donald Byrd, Clark Terry, Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Gladys Knight, El DeBarge, Boyz II Men, Tori Kelly, Martha Reeves, Ray Chew, Les Nubians, Jennifer Holiday, Mutiny, Mike Phillips, Darius Rucker, Kurt Elling, Terence Blanchard and more.
Leslie Hoggatt Gill is a vocalist, arranger, and songwriter. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she has loved to sing since before she could speak. Her parents recognized her passion for music at the beginning and helped to cultivate her gift. She sang her first solo in concert at the age of 3 and started to train classically on the piano at the age of 4. Leslie’s vocal gift has allowed to her to travel and sing at public and private events across the United States and in other countries. She has also been featured on several studio recordings. Leslie has graced the stage of Detroit’s legendary Baker’s Keyboard Lounge and the famous Cliff Bell’s jazz club.
Kenneth & Leslie were married in 2020, becoming the Gill Duet in more ways than one. They share a deep love for jazz, music history and each other. Creating and performing together comes naturally; the Gill Duet was always meant to be.
KonGruENT is the embodiment of the word’s definition. The band is comprised of outstanding musicians, accomplished in their own right, uniting in one accord with the same goal: freedom of expression through traditional and progressive jazz arrangements that emphasize the bold sound of horns. Collectively, these talented musicians represent KG Entertainment as KonGruENT.