KEVIN JOAQUIN GARCIA


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NEWS

The Steel Wheels May tour 1st-11th hitting Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. Check out my Tour page for details.

The Steel Wheels new record with Sam Kassirer producing just got mastered. To be released July 2019!

Gato Loco is back at Brooklyn Bowl in April as well as Fox & Crow. Special Verdi Requiem performance on Easter Sunday.

• Heading to Brazil in May for some sunny Samba!

• Upcoming record releases: The Steel Wheels, Coyloup, Hazmat Modine, Czarina, The Grid, and Sky White Tiger.

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ARTISTS

Current: The Steel Wheels, Duncan Sheik, The Duhks, Yola Carter, Hazmat Modine, Gato Loco, Czarina, 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, Badou Boye, MC Frontalot, Clinton Curtis, Walter Parks, Gabriel Kahane, Karla Rose and The Thorns, Jose Llana, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, and Djustpora. 

Collaborations: Bombino, Elephant Revival, Jerry Douglas, MC Lars, Alash, De Temps Antan, Donna The Buffalo, Le Poules à Colin, and Hangai.

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)


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DAnce

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

Currently working with: Seán Curran, Alberto “Tito” Del Saz, JoLea Maffei, Michael Leon Thomas, Pamela Pietro, Rashaun Mitchell, 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. 

2003 Barnard College Composer In Residence.

Served as Music Director for The Jump Convention.

STUDIO

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, 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.

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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. 

NPR Folk Alley's Top Ten Artists of 2014.

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