Kevin Jimenez is a skillful and adaptable drummer in Southern California. His first lesson with David Gould inspired him to pursue a career in music. Since then, he has studied with Jamie Douglass, Chris Coleman, JP Bouvet and Mike Johnston.
He received a Bachelors of Music in Music Technology from La Sierra University. He was an active member of the music department, performing with the University Wind Ensemble & Orchestra in addition to the school's Big Band & Jazz Combos. Kevin also helped pioneer La Sierra University's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts as a Degreed Teacher for Percussion.
Currently he serves as faculty at Picco Music Academy in Redlands, CA. His curriculum focuses on reading, technique, and musicality. Kevin is an in demand educator with high reviews. In addition to private lessons, he teaches percussion masterclasses and workshops for schools in the surrounding areas.
Kevin is heavily involved in the worship community. He fills a variety of rolls including Worship Team Lead, Music Director, Tech Programmer, Front of House Engineer, & Social Media Advisor. He enjoys mentoring others to become confident leaders in a community of worship. His goal is to encourage, inspire, and bring out the full potential of each musician.
Kevin has had the privilege of performing with artists such as Melissa Polinar, Us the Duo, Jeremy Passion, Alfa, DANakaDAN, Priska, Kat McDowell, HEЯITAGE, HannaH, Tina Aldana, Antonella Barba, Daniel Rosa, Nessa Rica, Chrizle, Richard Tranley, Joshua Estrada, Courtney Jepsen, Duawne Starling, Keith Tutt II, Mishka, and Travis Atreo. He has also had the opportunity of opening up for artists such as Tanya Stephens, Simply Three, Kina Granis, Wayne Wonder, and Sam Smith.
"...I really appreciated your playing and how it complemented everyone else! A true sign of a pro...”
- Glenn Clancy (Hidden Music Entertainment, Audio Engineer)
“I had the opportunity to watch Kevin Jimenez live on the drums recently at the House of Blues and also with singer/songwriter Alfa at the Witzend. Beautiful mastery of his craft and precision performance with his band HTG. Definitely a must-see percussionist!”
- Mayde (Hip-Hop Artist/Writer/Actor)
“Kevin Jimenez is currently backing my client, singer-songwriter Alfa, during live performances. He is an intuitive and thoughtful player enhancing her music perfectly without being intrusive. His professionalism, attitude and work ethic are truly appreciated!”
- Paul Condon (Band/Artist Manager)
“Whenever I work with Kevin, I’m always blown away by his musical instinct and adaptability to any style and genre. Beyond that, he is a dedicated musician who is consistently professional, easy to work with, and fun to be around. As a singer/songwriter, I need a drummer who knows how to listen to the unique needs of each song, and who is open to trying out different approaches to make a song really ‘gel.’ Lucky for me, Kevin is just that kind of drummer.”
- Alfa (Singer/Songwriter)
“Kevin Jimenez represents everything a drummer should. His groove is universal, great feel, and always finds the pocket. Technique, style, and an incredible personality makes Kevin a sure thing on any gig.”
- Chris Hancock (CEO of Rooster Thrones)
“Kevin has a natural feel for the kit and keeps the groove in the pocket. He lets each song breathe, while his accompanying rhythms cater to the story and vibe of the tune. Kevin’s excellent time in the studio and solid foundation in any live performance will keep your feet tapping and heart beating.”
- Matt Koelsch (Singer/Songwriter)
“Kevin is an all around professional musician. Class act! Always on time and is ready to chop it up. Not to mention he is one of the kindest person you’ll ever meet. He plays an array of styles and always delivers. He’s one of the best around to work with!”
- JR Tumanuvao (Worship Pastor/Saddleback Church)