Born: September 24, 1978 Primary Instrument: Drums
Devin Kelly is a freelance percussionist based out of Los Angeles, California. A native of Ithaca, New York, Devin began studying music at an early age. His studies led him to the State University of New York at Geneseo where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in percussion (2000). Devin received a Master of Music degree in drumset performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (2005). While at Eastman, Devin was a member of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman Studio Orchestra, both under the direction of Bill Dobbins. Mr. Kelly has shared the stage with Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Barry Harris, Eric Reed, Wessel Warm Daddy Anderson, Gary Foster, Bob Sheppard, Stacy Rowles, Sam Most, John Campbell, Julie Kelly, Judy Wexler and many other jazz luminaries. Devin leads an organ trio made up of Rochester, New York based guitarist Bob Sneider (Chuck Mangione, Nat Adderley, Gene Ludwig & Lou Donaldson, Eastman School of Music faculty) and Elmira, New York based organist Dino Losito (Houston Person, Eric Alexander, Nancy Kelly & Joe Romano). The group's debut album, entitled First Things First was released by DPK Records in December, 2008 and has been well received by radio stations both domestically and internationally. Recordings as a sideman include the 2005 MHR Records release The Pulse: The Music of Bob Stata (MHR Records).
First Things First
Pisces Soul: Ceora; You Are So Beautiful; Night Mist Blues; While We're Young; The Touch Of Your Lips; Moonlight In Vermont; These Are Soulful Days; Where Or When; In Love In Vain.
Personnel: Bob Sneider: Guitar. Dino Losito: Hammond Organ. Devin Kelly: Drums
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Studio City, CA
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
M.M. Eastman School of Music: Jazz and Contemporary Music B.A. SUNY Geneseo: Percussion Performance