KEVIN JOAQUIN GARCIA


Red Ants Pants Music Festival, MT

Red Ants Pants Music Festival, MT

NEWS

The Steel Wheels hit the road September 13 for a full US tour. Check out my Tour page for details.

• My feature in Modern Drummer On The Beat is out: go to ModernDrummer.com for the article.

• New Steel Wheels video Keep On debuted on Billboard.com June 11, check it out!

The Steel Wheels new record Over The Trees is out! Go take a listen!

• Upcoming record releases: The Steel Wheels Deluxe Over the Trees and 2 song EP, Coyloup Debut and The Grid Debut.

Red Wing Roots Music Festival, VA

Red Wing Roots Music Festival, VA

ARTISTS

Current: The Steel Wheels, Duncan Sheik, The Duhks, Hazmat Modine, Gato Loco, Coyloup, The Grid, Music For Enophiles, 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.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NYC

Musicals

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)


West End Cultural Center, Winnipeg MB

West End Cultural Center, Winnipeg MB

DAnce

Currently on staff at New York University, Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, Cunningham Trust, and Steps on Broadway as a dance accompanist. 

Accompanying: Seán Curran, Bill T. Jones, David Dorfman, Alberto “Tito” Del Saz, JoLea Maffei, Michael Leon Thomas, Pamela Pietro, Rashaun Mitchell, Brandon Collwes, Betsy Coker, Daniel Fetecua Soto, Evan Copeland, Jeremy Nelson, Karen Gayle, David Capps, and Colin Stilwell.

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. 

Vinegar Hill Sound, Brooklyn, NY

Vinegar Hill Sound, Brooklyn, NY

STUDIO

Visit my 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.

Magnolia Fest, FL

Magnolia Fest, FL

PRESS

"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 State Department Ambassador to France, Germany, Italy, and Moldova.