Kevin Brady

KEVIN BRADY DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST/EDUCATOR

“Brady is worth keeping an eye on” Downbeat U.S.

“Brady is an impressive drummer with strong chops, impeccable taste, creative & most notably, terrific tone” All About Jazz U.S.

Kevin Brady is a professional musician from Dublin, Ireland with over twenty years experience performing and recording both nationally and Internationally. He started his musical studies from an early age performing on both piano and trumpet. His interest in drumkit studies began at The Newpark Music Centre in Dublin and he later attended the Drummers Collective in New York, were his teachers included Kim Plainfield, Bobby Sanabrias and Gene Jackson. Other teachers have included Ralph Peterson, Keith Copeland, Jeff Ballard, Matt Wilson & Ben Perowsky.

He received a Licentiate Diploma in Drumkit Performance the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and currently achieved first class Honors his MA in Music from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

Kevin has researched and studied many different ethnic drumming styles and this has led to extensive study periods in Havana, Cuba with World reknowned percussionists Jose Eladio Amat & Luis Papine. He became a founding member of the Hammond Organ trio Organics in 1997, thereafter they became the first recipients of The Young Musicwide Award in Ireland. In Ireland, Kevin performs regularly with Michael Buckley's Dublin Standard Time, The Richie Buckley Quintet & The Tommy Halferty Trio.

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Downbeat Magazine of ' Zeitgeist ' - February 2010:

Over the years, the commendable efforts of the label Fresh Sounds New Talent have provided some exposure to young musicians who. if deserving, are yet to define their musical vision. Although Irish drummer cannot be accused of bringing Bill Carrothers with the unique purpose of gaining credibility - the two seem to have developed a solid working relationship - the pianist provides most of the material and the recording definetely bears his mark and displays his most lyrical and romantic side. The most memorable aspects of the first part of the program are Brady's playing on his “ Out of the Blue” and CArrothers Russian folk song quotes on his own “ That Russian Thing.” At midpoint, with the delightfully zany “ Waltz Macabre” characterized by the pianist's rhythmic imagination and the drummer's circus rolls, the proceeding take a turn for the better

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Dublin

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Drummer/producer Kevin Brady has been performing professionally for 20 years. He has studied in New York with Kim Plainfield and Bobby Sanabrias; In 2008 in Havana, Cuba with Jose Eladio. Other teachers have included Jeff Ballard, Matt Wilson, Ben Perowsky, Elliot Zigmund. He has performed with artists such as : Seamus Blake,Nir Felder,Randy Ingram,Norma Winstone,Peter Bernstein,Perico Sambeat,Bill Carrothers, Larry Coryell,Ronnie Cuber, Bobby Watson to name a few. He has performed at many of the leading festivals & clubs throughout the world

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Discography

Ensam

Ensam

Lpr Music
2016

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Burkina

Burkina

LRP Records
2014

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Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist

Fresh Sound Records
2009

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Common Ground

Common Ground

LRP Records
2007

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Airflight

Airflight

Kevin Brady
Burkina

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