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Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia in Concert

The Triple Crown of Awards to Idaho Public Television for their televised production of Idaho’s own Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia!

The full program of Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia in Concert was distributed in high definition by NETA (below) to every public TV licensee across the country including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Platinum Award – Arts/Cultural, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival First Place – Content Production/Performance Category, NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association) Bronze – Telly Award, Entertainment

WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. WorldFest is one of the largest film & video competitions in the world, with more than 4,500 category entries received from 37 countries. Actually WorldFest is 12 Major film & video competitions in one event. WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America following San Francisco and New York..

NETA- PBS Network (Public Broadcasting System). The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The nonprofit NETA corporation is a membership organization representing public broadcasting licensees in 42 states, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.

The Telly Awards The 30th Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created since 1978, their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.



Amelia Raitt eMusic Contributor, Critic

Amelia Raitt is a former writer for the television program Mr. Belvedere and has been writing about pop music of all colors and stripes for eMusic since 2005. Click here to read more »

Review of Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia, “Some Assembly Required”

“Light and freewheeling, Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia’s Some Assembly Required is the kind of record made for Sunday unwinding. Kirk is a masterful player, and his songs have an effortlessness that many of his contemporaries can’t match. A spry and winning little jazz record.”

Review of “Some Assembly Required” – Jennifer Hernandez

“Listening to Some Assembly Required by Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia is like throwing your windows open on a warm spring afternoon and letting floral-scented breezes push the wintry must from your house. Amid complex layers of deft musicianship you get the distinct impression that these guys have happy hearts.” For the entire article of Jennifer Hernandez’s review click here.

Statesman critic, Michael Deeds Review

Public Televisions Description of live concert

Sun Valley Jazz on the Green and Jazz in the Park Concert Series

Mountain Express – Betsy Andrews

Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia, a seven-man band from Boise, will shake the house—or terrace, rather—with a fusion of jazz and classical. The band, a favorite at Jazz on the Green, was dubbed “Boise’s most ambitious instrumental group” by’s Michael Deeds. Fans of National Public Radio might remember “Lord, Have Mercy,” band leader Kevin Kirk’s song that received play on “All Things Considered Open Mic” and was voted to the show’s Top 10 list of 2004.”Will Caldwell, founder of Jazz in the Park:“They’re very liberal with the jazz format and fuse it with classical and new-age influences,” Caldwell said. “They’re very popular.”

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