Originally from Cooperstown, NY, began drumming in high school band, studying with band director Joe Mone, a highly respected drummer/percussionist. Performed in Marching, Concert, and Jazz ensembles, selected for All-State bands. Later worked with Ed Marschilok, an educator from Upstate NY, earning the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the National Association of Jazz Educators Award. Around that same time, had the honor of spending the summer studying with the Philadelphia Philharmonic in Saratoga, NY.
Formal study continued at the School of Music at Onondaga College in Syracuse. Since moving to Austin TX, performed and recorded with hundreds of bands, either locally or on the road, throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia… these include Hal Ketchum, Eric Johnson, Omar & The Howlers, Archie Bell & the Drells, Rusty Wier, Coco Montoya, Montel Williams, and Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad.
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“Kevin puts the fatback in da greens” – Archie Bell
“How many feet you got back there?” – Boomer Norman
“The click track follows Kevin” – Jim Drew