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Kevin Brady

"One of the most dynamic forces in the Irish jazz scene”

– The Sunday Tribune

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.

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), John Ruocco (Clarinet), Ronnie Cuber (Sax), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Bobby Watson (Sax), Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) and Anders Bergcrantz (Trumpet).

In Ireland, Kevin has performed and recorded with artists & groups such as Van Morrison, Luka Bloom, Jimmy McCarthy, Grada, Louis Stewart, Dave Geraghty, Tadhg Cooke and more recently Jaime Nanci. In 2012 he performed with Grammy Award winning Violinist Monica Huggett & The Irish Baroque Orchestra to perform the commissioned piece entitled ‘Groove Theory’ throughout Ireland.

Kevin has performed throughout the World at music festivals & venues such as: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Kento – Shanghai, Euro Jazz Fest – Mexico, Angra Jazz Fest – Azores, Dubai Jazz Festival, Jazz Utsav Festival in India, Splash Festival in South Africa, Glasgow Jazz Fest, Mai Jazz & Silda Jazz Fests in Norway, Paris Jazz Festival & Cork International Jazz Festival.  He has performed at many of the World’s most prestigious venues such as The Sydney Opera House, London jazz clubs Ronnie Scotts & Pizza Express. Kevin has been an endorsed artist for many years with Evans Drumheads & Bosphorus Cymbals.

 




"One of the finest drummers to emerge in recent years"

– The Sunday Independent

"Brady is an impressive drummer with strong chops, impeccable taste, creative & most notably, terrific tone”

– All About Jazz