Kevin C. McDonald

Kevin C. McDonald, Ph.D. is a passionate musicologist and an acclaimed jazz drummer. His performance credits include Dave Liebman, Mark Turner, Paquito D’Rivera, Miguel Zenon, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, and Lee Konitz in international venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The White House, The U.S. Library of Congress, The Midwest Clinic, and Bimhuis. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Applied Jazz Percussion at George Mason University and as drummer for the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble. Prof. McDonald has been selected to present excerpts from his dissertation, "Hearing the American Civil Rights Movement in the Music of Max Roach," at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS) and at the 2022 JEN Conference. Prof. McDonald is a proud endorsing artist for Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, and Remo drumheads. 

Itinerary

Date

Time

Venue

Notes

Oct. 1

7:30 p.m.

Flat 9 (Winchester, Va.)

Luis Hernandez Trio

Oct. 9

8 p.m.

Social Beast (Washington, D.C.)

Javier Nero Quartet

Oct. 15

6 p.m.

Plants Alive! (Silver Spring, Md.)

Ben Thomas Quintet

Nov. 5

7:30 p.m.

Flat 9 (Winchester, Va.)

Luis Hernandez Trio

Nov. 13

5 p.m.

Frostburg State Univ.

U.S. Navy Band Commodores

Nov. 20

1 p.m.

2021 Annual Meeting of the

American Musicological Society (AMS)

"Hearing the American Civil Rights Movement in the Music of Max Roach"

Dec. 12

3 p.m.

Eichelberger PAC (Hanover, Pa.)

U.S. Navy Band Commodores

Jan. 5

3 p.m.

Jazz Education Network Conference

Hyatt Regency Dallas

"Hearing the American Civil Rights Movement in the Music of Max Roach"

Team