KEVIN GARCIA 


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ARTISTS

Kevin has had the pleasure of working with such artists as Hazmat Modine, The Duhks, Duncan Sheik, Wheatus, Natalie MacMaster, Pape Armand Boye, Gato Loco, Bright Light Bright Light, MC Frontalot, Sky White Tiger, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bartosz Hadala, Antonio Sanchez, Randy Brecker, Clarence Spady, Andy Story, Karla Rose and The Thorns, My Midnight Heart, MC Lars, Fever High, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Justin Levine, Gabriel Kahane, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jose Llana, The As-Is Ensemble, Clinton Curtis, Marcus Paul James, Derek Fawcett, The Swedes, The Enophiles, Del Marquis' Slow Nights, E2K, and The New York Voices. 

Guest appearances with: Bombino, Jerry Douglas, Elephant Revival, De Temps Antan, Oysterband, Le Poules à Colin, Donna The Buffalo, Hangai, Coig, Le Hay Babies, Tony McMannis, The Bombadils, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba.

MUSICALS

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman (Cast Member, Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording) 

Fun Home on Broadway (Designated Drummer, Percussionist) 

Murder Ballad (Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording)

Shakespeare In The Park: Love's Labour's Lost (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)

Whisper House by Duncan Sheik (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)

NOIR by Duncan Sheik (Vibraphone, Drummer, Percussionist)

Hedwig And The Angry Inch BCEFA (Drummer)

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DANCe

Kevin has worked closely with professional dance companies for over 20 years as a musician, accompanist, and composer. He has worked with Merce Cunningham and his dance foundation, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Doug Varone, Sean Curran, David Dorfman, Trisha Brown, Donald McKayle, Saeko Ichinohe, Milton Meyers, Kevin Wynn, Mary Cochran, Jeff and Yukie Moen, and Anita Cheng.

Kevin accompanies professional dance classes at Steps On Broadway, Alvin Ailey, Peridance, Limon, The Joffrey Ballet, Harkness Dance, Columbia University-Barnard College, Julliard, NYU, Hunter College, and Marymount University. 

Kevin was the Music Director for Gil Stroming's Jump Convention at Break The Floor. 

 


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ACCLAIM

"Percussionist Kevin Garcia is a wonder. His varied instruments allow him to create different tones and textures. His drum solo late in the show was as engaging as it was impressive while also in keeping with the expressive playing he offered all evening."  -The Gazette

PASIC Best International Percussion Performance Winner 1998. 

United States Ambassador Musician to France and Poland. 

Composer in residence at Barnard College. 

Made Honorary Cajun by The City of Lafayette, Louisiana at Festival International De Louisiane.

Performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Beach MTV Destination Hungary, American Songbook at Lincoln Center, Fearless Music TV, Edmonton Folk Festival Canada, Woodford Folk Festival Australia, Stanser Musik Festival Switzerland, Celtic Connections Scotland, Donauinselfest Austria, The Biennale Italy, Zappanale Germany, SXSW, High Sierra, Magnolia and Floyd Festivals (US) among other adventures in touring.

TRAINING

Bachelor of Arts in Percussion Performance and Philosophy from Western Michigan University. Mentors and teachers: jazz drumming legend Billy Hart, orchestral percussion guru Judy Moonert, Mridangam master Sri Guruvayur Dorai, master Ghanaian drummer Francis Kofi, Tim Froncek, composition with C. Curtis Smith, and recording engineering with John Campos. 

Halewynstitchting Conservatory in Belgium for Jazz, Ghanaian, Togolese, Cameroonian, and Burkina Faso Percussion Performance with Billy Hart, Boris Amontete Tchango, Zoumana Dembele, Dre Pallemaerts, and Alain Nyame.

The Lake Placid Institute for Composition and Improvisation, with Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Bob Brookmeyer, Rufus Reid, and Jane Ira Bloom. 

Tabla study with Ustad Mulazim Hussain.

Drum Corps percussion with Jon Weber, Chris Thompson, Tim Fairbanks, and Joe Kuerzi.

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NEWS

Kevin is in the studio this fall with Sky White Tiger, Brontosaurus On Pluto, Anna Lindblad/Colin Savoie-Levac, Pape Armand Boye, Charlie Rosen, and Gaby Alter. 

Pape Armand Boye's new live record is to be released this fall featuring Kevin on a Calabash and Djembe hybrid drum set and Thiokho Diagne on Tama and Djembe.   

OCT 1 Hazmat Modine @ Bklyn Botanic 1pm

OCT 1 Das Booty @ Zeppelin Hall, NJ 9pm

OCT 2 Fall 16 @ Queen's Maker's Fair 

OCT 6 Derek Fawcett @ Rockwood

OCT 8 Das Booty @ Philly Oktoberfest

OCT 9 Gato Loco @ Pioneer Works

OCT 12 Enophiles @ WFMU Radio

OCT 14 New York Fowl

OCT 15 Hazmat Modine @ Terra Blues 7pm

OCT 15 Fall 16 @ Greenwood Cemetery 10:30pm