Biography | Kevin Warren
Born and raised in Mission B.C, Kevin is a drummer, composer and arranger based in Montreal. He began drumming at nine years old. After graduating from the Langley Fine Arts School in Fort Langley B.C., he moved to Montreal to pursue a B.Mus in Jazz Performance from McGill University where he studied with Christine Jensen, Jan Jarczyk, Andre White, Fraser Hollins, Dave Laing and Chris McCann. He performed with the McGill Jazz Orchestra 1 for 2 years, under the direction of Prof. Gordon Foote. Kevin has toured internationally throughout Europe and North America. He currently keeps a busy schedule in Montreal as a sideman for jazz groups including Alexandre Côté Quintet, Jacques Kuba Séguin’s “Oddlot”, Matt Herskowitz, Jean-Nicolas Trottier Big Band, as well as pop/rock groups Ladies of the Canyon, and The Franklin Electric. He toured extensively from 2008 to 2011 with Cuban pianist Rafael Zaldivar. This trio was named CBC Radio Canada’s “Artiste Revelation 2010-2011” in the jazz category. In 2011 he won the Prix du Festival at the Montreal International Jazz festival, as a part of the Alexandre Côté Quintet. He is a sideman with country/rock group Ladies of the Canyon, which was nominated for the “Rising Star” award at the 2011 CCMA Awards.
Kevin Warren Trio:
The Kevin Warren trio marks a new beginning for him as a leader. Kevin’s compositions are influenced by his teenage love for rock and roll and recent obsession with modern jazz. Accompanied by good friends and musicians Rémi Jean LeBlanc on acoustic and electric bass and Tom Eliosoff on guitar, the trio is a very high energy group!