Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Show
America’s Got Talent
Telemundo / mun2
Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve
KCRW – Morning Becomes Eclectic
The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
Glastonbury Festival on BBC
The Culture Show on BBC2
20 Good Years
Faith Hill and Time McGraw
Experience Music Project – Nationwide Spot
live performance experience
Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)
Fuji Rock (Japan)
Monterey Jazz Festival
Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles)
Isle of Wight (UK)
San Francisco Jazz Festival
Barbara Lynn – 2013
Deke Dickerson – 2013
Lucy Woodward – 2011
Miranda Lee Richards – Lilith Fair 2010
Neon Neon – Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil Festival Tour 2008
Beto Cuevas (lead singer from La Ley) – US Tour 2008 / Mexico 2009
Minnie Driver – US Tour 2007
Natasha Bedingfield – Dick Clark’s Rocking NYE 2007
Rock of Ages Musical – Los Angeles/Las Vegas 2006 (Kyle Gass, Jack Blades)
Bobby McFerrin – San Francisco Jazz Festival 2002
Joey McIntyre (New Kids On The Block)
Peter Case (Plimsouls)
Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s)
Jon Birdsong (Beck, Victoria Williams, Beth Orton)
Jeff Babko (Robben Ford, Jimmy Kimmel Show, Toto)
Kevin Harris (Casandra Willson, Steve Coleman, M-Base Collective)
Josh Paxton (Afgan Wigs, Wild Magnolias)
Brass Monkey Brass Band
New Morty Show
The Stripminers – Movies, Album 2012
Frankel – Sugar Twists Like Hurricanes , Album 2012
Boom Bip – Zig Zaj, Album 2011
Scrote – Scrote, Album 2010
Frankel – Anonymity Is The New Fame, CD 2009
Frankel – At the Crossroads, A Benefit For Homeless Youth, 2007
Cody Carpenter, CD 2005
Marc Broussard, CD 2004
The Osbourne’s – (soundtrack) MTV 2003
Frasier – (soundtrack) NBC 2003
Coca-Cola, Nationwide commercial – Italy 2002
Brass Monkey Brass Band, CD 2003, 2001
Dipstick, CD 2002
Dam East, CD 2002
Victoria Williams, 2000
Susan Rabin, CD 2000
Sell Out in the Crowd, CD 2000
Them There, CD 1999
Unleashed, Soundtrack 1998
New Morty Show, CD 1998
University of Miami – Miami, Florida
B.A. in Jazz / Studio Music Performance
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Studies include drum set, classical percussion, hand drumming, Brazilian and Haitian Drumming, piano, music theory, arranging, composition and ensemble playing.
Los Angeles based freelance drummer, Kevin Stevens, is a graduate of the acclaimed University of Miami-Jazz department, where he studied drum set, classical and world percussion, arranging and composition. Kevin wears many hats behind the kit. On any given day he can be found playing indie-rock, jazz, funk, pop, R&B, or big band. Kevin’s extensive musical ability is in demand by a selective mix of eclectic jazz, funk, roots, pop and rock artists. In addition to recording sessions for artists and soundtracks, in the last 2 years, Kevin has appeared drumming on screen in some of the biggest prime time TV shows (CSI Vegas, The O.C., Frasier, and American Dreams) and most recently in the video for the hugely popular song by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw “Like We Never Loved at All.”
Kevin is currently a member of touring band for Neon Neon. Their critically acclaimed debut release, Stainless Style, was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize – the top honor for a UK release! The band spent the summer of 2008 doing some of the biggest music festivals across Europe and Japan (including Glastonbury (UK) and Fuji Rock.) They will continue to tour Australia, the UK and USA for the rest of 2008.
In the last year, Kevin has also been on US tours with actress / singer, Minnie Driver, and Chilean pop superstar, Beto Cuevas.
Kevin is also well known as the flamboyant and energetic leader/drummer of San Francisco’s dynamic Brass Monkey Brass Band (BMBB). While BMBB has shared the stage with everyone from Bobby McFerrin to Zigaboo Modeliste (drummer from The Meters), their relentless high-energy shows have thrilled audiences from The Fillmore to The Monterey Jazz Festival. The band’s debut CD, Live in Time and Space, won critical praise and radio play in the US and Europe. BMBB’s follow-up CD, The Highest Good, which featured wide-reaching writing, arranging and performing, pushed the “New Orleans brass band” sound to a whole different level.
Kevin is long time member of the critally acclaimed pop-noise band, Meow Meow. Their debut CD, Snow Gas Bones, is getting tremendous press in Rolling Stone & NME. With all members sharing vocal duties and swapping instruments, they’ve brought their kaleidoscopic live shows to the west coast, Austin’s infamous SXSW, and soon to the UK and Japan.
Kevin grew up in Denver, Colorado where he began private study on the drums at 8 years old. During high school, he spent two years touring with The Caspar Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from Caspar, Wyoming (1986/tenors & 1990/snare). As a senior, Kevin was chosen for Colorado’s All-State Jazz Band and All-State Concert Band.
After studying Civil Engineering for a year at CU-Boulder, Kevin decided to follow his dreams in music and he applied to the highly acclaimed University of Miami, Jazz Department. While earning his performance degree, Kevin played in many of the school’s wide variety of ensembles including one of the top big bands in the country and the National Award-winning Bebop Ensemble.
After graduating, Kevin moved out West to become part of San Francisco’s fertile music scene. In his 6 years in S.F., Kevin established himself as one of the city’s top all-around drummers while recording and touring with S.F’s different jazz, swing, funk and rock artists.
In ’98 and ’99 Kevin spent time as a member of The New Morty Show, one of the nation’s top swing acts. Multiple US tours and international TV appearances helped him to develop relationships with Paiste Cymbals and Attack Drumheads. Kevin’s “powerhouse drumming” was singled out in an Alternative Press article about the band.
Other S.F. projects of Kevin’s include the ECM, Euro-jazz inspired Dam East and the original rock band, Them There, whose debut CD, The Gift of Reason, made it to #7 on the CMJ charts in 1999.
In August of 2003, Kevin moved to Los Angeles and quickly found himself busy playing and recording with some of the world’s best musicians.