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Biography of Kevin Brady

After four successful tours of Ireland & U.K. Irish drummer/composer Kevin Brady continues his collaboration with the sensational U.S. pianist/composer Bill Carrothers. Brady has many years of experience playing with some of lreland's most prominent groups & musicians. Bill Carrothers is also quite exceptional in this setting having recorded many acclaimed trio records with luminaries such as Gary Peacock, Bill Stewart, Drew Gress & Ari Hoenig...

Brady's debut album 'Common Ground' has been receiving critical acclaim both at home and abroad. The trio have recently recorded new original compositions for their second album release which will be released in May 2009. For further details on their upcoming performance dates visit: www.kevinbrady.ie


KEVIN BRADY
Dublin based drummer Kevin Brady has performed professionally for many years Internationally & nationally with various jazz groups. He began studying drums/percussion at in Dublin with Conor Guilfoyle and laater attended the Drummers Collective in New York, where his teachers were Kim Plainfield and Bobby Sanabrias;previous teachers have included: Jose Eladio, (Havana, Cuba) Jeff Ballard, Ben Perowsky, Matt Wilson, Elliot Zigmund and Keith Copeland.

Kevin has performed at numerous international jazz clubs & festivals throughout the world and has taken the stage with International jazz musicians such as: Ronnie Cuber (Baritone Sax.) Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) Ian Shaw (Vocalist/Pianist), Jesse Davis (Saxophone) Guy Barker ( Trumpet ) Jim Mullen (guitar), Bobby Watson (alto) Tim Ries (Saxophone) Alan Barnes (Sax) Giovanni Mirabassi (Piano) Ron Anthony (Guitar) Tim Whitehead (Sax)

On the home front he has worked with Van Morrison, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart, vocalist Honor Heffernan and more recently with Choice Music Award nominee Dave Geraghty (BellX1). In 2008, he was selected to perform with the European Colours Jazz Orchestra in Italy. Brady recently became an endorsed artist with the Cymbal manufacturer Bosphorus Cymbals.

BILL CARROTHERS
Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for over 25 years. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a leader on nine recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His sideman credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz, including Joe Beck, Scott Colley, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Eric Gravatt, Drew Gress, Tim Hagans, Billy Higgins, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans,

DAVE REDMOND
David began playing electric bass at the age of 16 and played in a rock band, he continued to study music throughout his early years.He attended The Newpark Music Centre, Dublin for three years (!999-2002) where he began studying double bass and received the Associate in Jazz Double Bass Performance, awarded by the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the summer of 2003 he continued his studies and travelled to New York to The School for Improvisational Music and studied under Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer, Don Byron and other leading jazz musicians. In 2005, he studied for a week with bassist Drew Gress and in 2007 with Ben Allison. Redmond has performed with visiting artists such as Bob Dorough, Keith Copeland, Dave Leibman, Jason Rigby, Bobby Wellins, Guy Barker, Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth, Scott Hamilton, and Jim Mullen. He has peformed at numerous festivals and clubs in throughout the World such as Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express (London), Mexico (Tour with Phil Ware trio), N.Y.C, Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Cormac Kenevey Quartet), Switzerland, Hungry, (Yurodny) and Spain.


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