Kevin Garcia performs on a wide variety of musical instruments including drum set, hand percussion, and keyboard mallet percussion. Kevin is a freelance artist and works with several bands and ensembles internationally. While at home in Brooklyn, NY, Kevin works on musicals, accompanies modern dance, and engineers audio between local performances and tours. Navigate above for music, videos, a selected discography, gear, tour dates, and contact information.
Kevin endorses Hendrix Drums, Moravian Percussion, and WULA Djembes, and has good relationships with Evans Drumheads, Tabla by Anwar, Lev El'Man Riqqs, and Bira Pandeiros.
The Steel Wheels, Hazmat Modine, Duncan Sheik, Wheatus, The Duhks, Natalie MacMaster, Bright Light Bright Light, 9 Horses, Alash Tuvan Throat Singers, MC Frontalot, Gato Loco, Pape Armand Boye, Sky White Tiger, Clinton Curtis, Walter Parks, Coyloup, Justin Levine, Gabriel Kahane, Fever High, Music For Enophiles, Karla Rose and The Thorns, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jose Llana, Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, Charlie Rosen, and Djustpora, among other artists, ensembles, and bands.
Guest appearances include: Bombino, Jerry Douglas, Elephant Revival, De Temps Antan, Donna The Buffalo, Le Poules à Colin, Hangai, Coig, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba.
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)
Kevin composes music and accompanies dance companies and choreographers. Kevin worked with Merce Cunningham and MCDC for 10 years, and recorded his technique music for The Legacy. Kevin is on staff at NYU, Hunter College, Marymount University, and Steps on Broadway.
Kevin has worked with Seán Curran, Matthew Bourne Company, Alvin Ailey School, Paul Taylor School, Mark Morris School, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Trisha Brown, Donald McKayle, and Saeko Ichinohe.
Kevin was composer in residence at Barnard College in 2003, and served as Music Director of Gil Stroming's Jump Convention.
Kevin works in recording studios with a wide variety of artists recording drums and percussion. Kevin also engineers audio, mixes, and masters at his studio in Brooklyn.
Overdub recording services for artists looking to add drums and percussion to their recordings is available. Visit Kevin's Gear page to see pictures of his collection of interesting instruments.
Kevin is on the production team at La Boutique Studio in Dakar, Sénégal in partnership with Pape Armand Boye.
Kevin and Jay Lapp have also teamed up to form a production house offering recording, mixing, and mastering services.
"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.
NPR Folk Alley's Top Ten Artists of 2014.
Ambassador Musician to Belgium, France, Germany, and Poland.
Made Honorary Cajun by The City of Lafayette, Louisiana at Festival International De Louisiane.