Keybomb is the studio of Philadelphia native Howie Gordon who has been an active musician in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. He is also an experienced studio musician, working extensively with Grammy® nominated producer David Ivory, and has performed session work at Dylanava Studios, Sigma Sound, Studio 4, Philadelphia International Records and countless other recording studios.
Howie is a stylistic chameleon. His range of skills is boundless, and he is just as comfortable playing Hammond organ and Rhodes on an R&B track as he is orchestrating strings and woodwinds for a theater production. (Go to the Audio page to hear examples of his work.)
Howie is currently on faculty at Montgomery County Community College where he teaches digital music technology, music theory, piano, and co-directs the college jazz big band. He also serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Makin' Music Rockin' Rhythms, a pre-k music program which has won more national awards than any other music program in the country. Howie also served as the Director of Private Lesson Programs for Music Training Centers, LLC for 8 years.
Howie is a graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance with concentrations in composition and music technology. He is a recipient of the Steinway Award for Outstanding Pianistic Ability, Musicianship, and Artistic and Academic Scholarship, as well as the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in the Field of Music and the Recording Arts and Sciences.