Dublin based drummer Kevin Brady has been performing professionally for 16 years. He is a founder member of the Hammond organ group Organics and is also a member of the critically acclaimed piano trio led by U.K. pianist Phil Ware. After studying classical piano and trumpet from an early age, his interest in drums began at 19 first at Newpark Music Centre. He later attended the Drummers Collective in New York, where his teachers were Kim Plainfield and Bobby Sanabrias; more recently he finished studying in Havana, Cuba with Jose Eladio. Previous teachers have included Jeff Ballard, Matt Wilson, Ben Perowsky, Ralph Peterson, Joe Cusatis, Casey Scheurell, Elliot Zigmund and Keith Copeland.
He achieved a Diploma in jazz performance from the Guildhall School of Music in London and received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.
In recent years he has performed with International jazz musicians : Ronnie Cuber (Baritone Saxophone), Ian Shaw (Vocalist/Pianist), Tim Ries (Saxophone), Jesse Davis (Saxophone), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Jim Mullen (Guitar), Bobby Watson (Alto), Ulf Wakenius (Guitar), Giovanni Mirabassi (Piano), Jason Rigby (Sax) and on the home front has worked with Van Morrison, leading jazz guitarist Louis Stewart and Choice Award nominee singer Dave Geraghty (BellXI).
In 2004 he performed at the Sydney Opera House, Australia, with award winning contemporary Irish group, Grada. He has performed at many jazz clubs & festivals worldwide, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express – London, the Jazz Utsav Festival in India, The Euro Jazz Festival, Mexico and numerous New York City clubs. In 2008, he was invited to represent Ireland in the European Jazz Colours Jazz Orchestra in Italy. He was recently endorsed by the Bosphorus Cymbal Company in the USA.