Biography

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producer-member of Public Enemy's infamous production team, "The Bomb Squad". Kerwin Young is a prolific international concert & media composer, recording producer, multi-instrumentalist, cultural ambassador; known  for his larger-than-life  orchestral works; including eight symphonies, and epic media scores . An iconic, Golden-Age Hip-Hop producer (Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Mobb Deep, Luke Skywalker & the 2 Live Crew), Kerwin has made his mark across multiple genres collaborating and producing for artists as Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Roy Haynes, David Lee Roth, Tevin Campbell.
His concert works have been performed by Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Music From China, Kansas City Symphony, University City Symphony, Del Sol String Quartet, and other well-known ensembles. Composing a plethora of symphonies, ballets, chamber works, jazz big-band, small jazz ensemble, and various popular musics.   Maestro Kerwin is a staunch advocate for entrepreneurship and music education.
 
Kerwin Young is also a media composer (Film, Television, Video Games) with credits as Do The Right Thing (1989), Sister Act 2 (1992), New York Undercover (1994), He Got Game (1998), Ruckus (2014-2020), The People vs O.J. Simpson (2016), and Destiny 2 (2016).

Kerwin Young studied music composition at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Jazz Messenger legend, Bobby Watson.    
 

Describe your music

"Ecclectic" - "All-Inclusive" - "Beyond Genre" -  "High Art" -  "Diverse" -  "Epic" - "Beautiful" -  "Singable" -  "Unforgettable". These monikers define both the composer behind the music and the music itself.

Interested in collaborating with

Diverse international artists, filmmakers, animators, game developers, symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, ballet companies, African choral groups, Chinese and Indian ensembles, scientists