The Diversified Drummer
Friday, 11:00 a.m.
Billy Kilson is one of the most versatile and explosive drummers on the music scene today. His unique energetic style captivates audiences worldwide. His performances have been called a "volcanic force just barely contained" (New York Times) and he frequently "brings down the house" both as a sideman and as the front man of his band, BK Groove. His vast musical Rolodex has earned him the reputation as a diversified drummer and he has merited accolades from the traditional jazz community, smooth jazz enthusiasts, and music fans of various genres. His illustrious sideman career has put him in front of audiences all over the world with artists such as Hank Jones, Chris Botti, Dave Holland, Ahmad Jamal, and others. He has been honored by both critics and readers’ polls in publications such as Modern Drummer and DownBeat and has received rave reviews for his two projects with BK Groove. He is releasing Rhythm Dancer, a live DVD/CD with his band, BK Groove, in 2012.