The Mint Jam

  Mon, May 20
10:00 PM

  6010 W Pico Blvd
Los angeles, California 90035




By the age of 15 he was under the tutelage of the great Jeff Hamilton, who become a serious mentor and musical father figure to him. At age 20, Kevin was the first drummer to ever receive the Los Angeles Jazz Society Shelly Manne new talent award. An award given out by Flip Manne, Shelly's widow. That same year Kevin was invited to perform at the Hollywood bowl in a 4 generations of jazz drumming, along with Jazz drumming legends, Billy Higgins, Louie Bellson, Jeff Hamilton, and fellow youngster, Marco Minnegan.    From there, Kevin has spent his career touring and performing with some of the biggest names in Jazz since his late teens. These Artists include John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern, The Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, The Bill Holman Band, The Gerald Clayton Trio, The Clayton Brothers, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Jane Monheit, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Goldings, Charles McPhearson, Benny Green, Bob Hurst, Peter Washington, Terell Stafford, Russell Malone, Stefon Har