Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

Instrument: Drums | Location: Dublin

Brady is an impressive drummer with strong chops, impeccable taste, creative and most notably, a terrific tone.
—All About Jazz

Updated: October 4, 2021

Born: January 23, 1974

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 achieved first class Honors for his Master's Degree in Music from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and more recently Post Grad. Diploma from Trinity College, Ireland.

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, The Scott Flanigan Trio, The RBG Trio, The Richie Buckley Quintet & The Tommy Halferty Trio.

Kevin has performed both at home and abroad with International artists such as: Peter Bernstein (Guitar), Seamus Blake (Sax), Norma Winstone (Vocals), Pee Wee Ellis (Sax), Bill Carrothers (Piano), Larry Coryell (Guitar), Perico Sambeat (Sax), Ian Shaw (Vocals),Lars Jannson (Piano) Nir Felder (Guitar) John Ruocco (Clarinet), Ronnie Cuber (Sax), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Bobby Watson (Sax) Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) and Anders Bergcrantz (Trumpet)

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“Brady is worth keeping an eye on” —Downbeat

“Brady is an impressive drummer with strong chops, impeccable taste, creative and most notably, a terrific tone” —All About Jazz

Downbeat Magazine

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

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Drummer/producer Kevin Brady has been performing professionally for 25 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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Past Concerts

  Fri, Dec 3
Cork, Ireland
Kevin Brady Electric Quartet
Triskel Arts Centre
Fri, Dec 3. 8:00 pm