KEVIN JOAQUIN GARCIA
• The Steel Wheels June Tour hitting Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Illinois. Click my Tour page for details.
• New Steel Wheels video Keep On debuted on Billboard.com June 11, check it out!
• The Steel Wheels new record Over The Trees will be out July 12th, we’re currently taking pre-orders. First 300 vinyl will be random special colors. New Merch too!
• Masterclasses at NYU and City Center this summer.
Current: The Steel Wheels, Duncan Sheik, The Duhks, Hazmat Modine, Gato Loco, Big Hands, Oliver Bates Craven, Pivot, Coyloup, The Grid, Music For Enophiles, Dawn Drake, Pape Armand Boye, Sky White Tiger, 9 Horses, Charlie Rosen, and Fever High.
Past: Wheatus, Bright Light Bright Light, Natalie MacMaster, Alash Tuvan Throat Singers, Badou Boye, MC Frontalot, MC Lars, Clinton Curtis, Walter Parks, Gabriel Kahane, Karla Rose and The Thorns, Jose Llana, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, and Djustpora.
Guest: Bombino, Elephant Revival, Jerry Douglas, De Temps Antan, Donna The Buffalo, Le Poules à Colin/Rosier, and Hangai.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway (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 (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)
Currently on staff at New York University, Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, Cunningham Trust, and Steps on Broadway as a dance accompanist.
Currently working with: Seán Curran, Bill T. Jones, David Dorfman, Alberto “Tito” Del Saz, JoLea Maffei, Michael Leon Thomas, Pamela Pietro, Rashaun Mitchell, Brandon Collwes, Betsy Coker, Evan Copeland, Jeremy Nelson, Karen Gayle, and David Capps.
Worked for Merce Cunningham and his dance company for 10 years, and recorded technique music for The Legacy Project and for The Library of Congress.
Visit the contact page for booking drums or percussion on your next record. In Studio and remote recording projects welcome.
Sight reading, preproduction, composition, and arrangement for stick, hand, and mallet instruments, plus programming, and effects loops.
Recording, mixing, and mastering services are also available at Kevin's studio West Crown Sound in Brooklyn, NY.
WCS is an independent studio offering a wide range of mics and gear. Logic, Pro Tools, Wave Lab, Ableton, and Reason platforms.
"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 review of The Duhks
PASIC Best International Percussion Performance Winner 1998, WMU.
NPR Folk Alley's Top Ten Artists of 2014.
Made Honorary Cajun by The City of Lafayette, Louisiana at Festival International De Louisiane.
US Ambassador to France, Germany, Italy, and Moldova