Born in South Bend, he began playing at age 12 and went on to earn his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He played with the Dayton Philharmonic from 1981-83. Kevin has played with an impressive list of jazz/pop performers, including Gene Bertoncini, Steve Allen, Mel Torme, Roy Clarke, Debbie Boone, Toni Tennile, Maureen McGovern, Diahann Carrol, Andrea Marcovicci, Anne Hampton Calloway, Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder, and Wayne Brady. He played in the house band at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island in the summer of 1992. Kevin founded Clark Kent Jazz, (now Kevin Piekarski Jazz), which has provided quality entertainment to northeast Indiana for over 20 years. In 1996 the Fort Wayne Sister City’s committee invited the Clark Kent Trio to visit Plock, Poland. While in Plock, the trio performed with internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Krzysztof Kralka, and with the jazz vocal group Anima from Belarus. Kevin is the bass instructor at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne.