After living in New York, Copenhagen and Toronto, Canadian drummer/composer Kevin Brow now resides in Copenhagen where he is kept busy with his band “Koptor”, his Trio featuring pianist Jakob Anderskov and performing as a sideman, composing, touring and teaching.Koptor will be performing in Europe 2008/09 in connection with their debut cd, released on the record label Fresh Sound New Talent/fsnt 314.
Kevin holds a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto. He received the Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholarship in 2002 and has twice received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete a self-directed study residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts (March 2005) and to further his professional studies in drumming and composition in New York City with Dan Weiss and John Hollenbeck (May 2006). He was also awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Banff International Jazz Workshop headed by Kenny Werner in 2000 and 2002. In September 2006, after receiving a grant from the Canada council for the arts Kevin moved to New York for six months to study drumming, composition and counterpoint with; Dan Weiss, John Hollenbeck and Mike Mcginnes. While there Kevin recorded his debut album for Koptor. The album was recorded with three of the most sought after young players in the New York scene: Jacob Sacks-piano, Eivind Opsvik-bass and Rob Mosher sax/english horn at systems two studio in Brooklyn New York.
Kevin has been called “One of the most creative and musical drummers of his generation in Canada” by Canadian saxophonist Mike Murley. He has toured and played in Jazz festivals throughout Europe with Pete Robbins and Koptor, has toured in U.S.A and extensively in Canada with Goo and Dan Goldman including a prestigious gig opening for the Herbie Hancock all-star quartet featuring Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade and Dave Holland at the Ottawa international jazz festival 2003 with Canadian saxophonist Bob Brough. Kevin made the move to Copenhagen to pursue further musical prospects. While there he began composing more extensively leading his own bands. After living for only a short period in Copenhagen Kevin performed with many top Danish jazz musicians such as, Thomas Frank, Jakob Anderskov, Jakob Dinesen, Mikkel Ploug, Rasmus Ehlers, Jonas Westergaard, Jeppe Skovbakke and also established his band Koptor which performed at both the 06 and 07 Copenhagen jazz festivals.