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Kerwin Young (he/him/his) is a concert & media composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and Hip-Hop Cultural Ambassador. His career and musical output are unbound by genre. 

A member of Public Enemy's infamous production team, "The Bomb Squad", Kerwin co-produced several of the group's albums and solo projects from 1989-2019. Kerwin was accepted into the PE fold in 1987. He has produced and collaborated with iconic Hip-Hop artists as Ice Cube, Eric B & Rakim, Mobb Deep, the 2 Live Crew, MF Doom, and Busta Rhymes. Kerwin has collaborated with illuminated pop and jazz legends as George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Roy Haynes, Bobby Brown, Tevin Campbell, and Janet Jackson; producing songs for posthumous albums by Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.

During his early years, Kerwin worked alongside DJ Tommie Allen as a New York nightclub and radio disc jockey, at Long Island's Spectrum Cafe in East Meadow, and on the 107.5 FM station, WBLS.

Since 1989, Young has composed and produced original songs for film and television, including Green Card, Sister Act 2, Street Fighter, He Got Game, Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story, Euphoria, The Midnight Club, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Since 1994, credits for theatrical scores in film and television include New York Undercover, Tar, Ahead of the Game, and After College. 

As a concert composer, Young has composed ten symphonies, a pentalogy, concerti, orchestral fantasies, arias, ballet suites, choral works, chamber, wind band, and jazz big-band works. His concert works have been commissioned and performed by American Voices, Opera Memphis, the Chautauqua Opera Company, the Albany (NY) Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, DC Youth Orchestra, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Music From China, ROCO, Del Sol String Quartet, Tesla Quartet, and the Hausmann Quartet.

Kerwin Young earned a B.M. and M.M. in music composition at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he studied with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Jazz Messenger legend, Bobby Watson. 

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