Kevin Jimenez is a highly skilled and versatile drummer, educator, beat producer, and sound engineer based in Southern California.
As the Co-Founder and CEO of West Music Collective, a music school and community hub in Greater Los Angeles, Kevin has developed a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes both the technical aspects of music performance and the creative and expressive dimensions of the art form. He believes that music education should be engaging, empowering, and accessible to all students, regardless of their background or skill level.
In addition to his work at West Music Collective, Kevin is an active member of the worship community, where he serves in various roles including Worship Team Lead, Music Director, Tech Programmer, Front of House Engineer, and Social Media Advisor.
Kevin is highly regarded in the studio for his encouraging attitude and reliability. He takes pride in creating a professional and comfortable environment that allows artists to fully express themselves. With his keen ear for detail and extensive experience, he can help musicians craft the perfect sound to bring their musical ideas to life.
Kevin's passion for music was ignited during his first drum lesson with David Gould, inspiring him to pursue a career in the industry. He has studied with renowned educators such as Jamie Douglass, Chris Coleman, JP Bouvet, and Mike Johnston.
In addition to his extensive training, Kevin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology from La Sierra University, where he was an active member of the music department. He performed with the University Wind Ensemble & Orchestra, as well as the school's Big Band & Jazz Combos, showcasing his versatility and musicality across a range of genres.
Throughout his career, Kevin has had the privilege of working with a diverse array of brands and artist including 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, Andy Cherry, Jefferson, 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)