Gayelynn McKinney & Ken Kozora

Gayelynn McKinney, drums

Gayelynn McKinney & Ken Kozora

Ken Kozora, multi-instrument

Gayelynn McKinney & Ken Kozora





Gayelynn McKinney & Ken Kozora


  • $60 Saturday Edgepass General Admission
  • $15 - this concert only General Admission
  • $5 - this concert only Student


  • Gayelynn McKinney, drums
  • Ken Kozora, multi-instrument

Event Details

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SATURDAY'S LINEUP (Subject to change.)

Edgefest Parade

Oluyemi Thomas Trio

Oluyemi Thomas, bass clarinet
Djallo Djakate, drums
Kurt Prisbe, drums

Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures with Hamid Drake

Adam Rudolph, composer/percussion,vocal/electronics
Hamid Drake, drumset/vocal/frame drum/congas/bata
Graham Haynes, cornet/flugelhorn/percussion/electronics
Ralph M. Jones, flutes/bass clarinet/husli/ney/saxophones
Kenny Wessel, guitar/electronics/banjo
James Hurt, African percussion/bata/keyboards
Alexis Marcelo, fender Rhodes/piano/percussion
Damon Banks, bass

Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers

Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio

+ Andrew Drury leads Edgefest large ensembles at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Edgefest artists
University of Michigan faculty and students


Support for Edgefest 21 is provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.
Encore Records at 417 E. Liberty St. has sponsored and hosted the Tuesday evening Fringe events. Check back later for our exact schedule, and check out Encore Records for one of the most interesting music selections in the area!
Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Additional support for the festival is also provided by The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Gayelynn McKinney

Gayelynn McKinney began playing the drums at the age of two. She received much of her musical training in Detroit’s jazz scene, and she received a Bachelor of Music degree from Oakland University. McKinney’s eclectic style garnered her recognition, including her Grammy-nominated work with the all-female jazz band Straight Ahead, which also received a 2004 Motor City Music Award. Her diverse musical range has given her the opportunity to travel extensively and perform at many renowned jazz festivals and venues including Montreux Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to her prolific solo career, she has accompanied notable musicians such as, Aretha Franklin, Benny Golson, Freda Payne, Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Chaka Khan, Roy Hargrove, Randy Brecker, Rick Margitza, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, Kevin Mahogany, James Carter, Regina Carter and the rapper Speech of Arrested Development, among others.

Ken Kozora

Ken Kozora grew up in an encouraging musical family environment and an excellent school music program earning scholarships to study trumpet under classical music greats Donald Green (principal-Detroit & Los Angeles Philharmonic), R.J. Kelley (world renowned natural horn soloist) and later with Irving Sarin (principal-Pittsburg & Israel Philharmonic).

As a youth he was a member of the Dearborn Symphony, performed in chamber groups, big bands, rock bands, ethnic bands, etc., and began teaching privately as a teenager and composing contemporary music in his early twenties. His musical passion and wide interests have led him on a creative journey exploring multiple and unique instruments and ensembles.

Ken composes/performs on synthesizers, electro/acoustic percussion, bamboo flute, trumpet, bass and more in a fusion of styles from Classical to Electronic to World, Free Jazz and beyond and has performed/collaborated/recorded with a wide roster of local and international musicians, artists, dance companies and filmmakers. Ken is also very active in the community and in-demand as an educator and clinician.

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21st Annual EDGEFEST 2017: Drums Along the Edge

21st Annual EDGEFEST 2017: Drums Along the Edge