Kevin Jimenez is a skillful and adaptable Drummer, Educator, Beat Producer, and Sound Engineer in Southern California.
He received a Bachelor 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 is the founder and director of West Percussion Academy in Greater Los Angeles. He is an in-demand educator with a curriculum that focuses on reading, technique, and musicality. In addition to private lessons, he teaches percussion masterclasses and workshops for schools in the surrounding areas.
Regularly involved in the worship community, he fills various roles including Worship Team Lead, Music Director, Tech Programmer, Front of House Engineer, and Social Media Advisor.
In the studio, Kevin is known for his encouraging attitude and reliability. He takes pride in creating a professional environment that feels like home. He has an ear for the smallest details and can find or craft the sounds to turn your musical ideas into reality.
Kevin has had the privilege of working with brands and artists such as Amazon, TikTok, Zoom Corporation, Richy Films, Unforgettable Gala, Vic Firth, Meinl Percussion, Mikeslessons.com, Us the Duo, AJ Rafael, Melissa Polinar, Jeremy Passion, Travis Atreo, Shelea, Jessica Domingo, Alfa, DANakaDAN, Priska, Kat McDowell, Tina Aldana, Nessa Rica, Courtney Jepsen, Duawne Starling, Keith Tutt II, Mishka, and many more. He has also had the opportunity of opening for artists such as Tanya Stephens, Simply Three, Kina Grannis, 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)