Darren Garvey is a multi-instrumentalist,recording artist, producer, and cross-pollinator best known for his work as a drummer and percussionist. He studied under Chicago greats Glenn Kotche and Michael Zerang in addition to earning a degree in percussion performance and jazz studies from the University of Illinois.
Darren has been touring in the U.S. and overseas with various bands since 1998. Highlights include a 2010 performance at Germany's famed Rockpalast drumming with Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons,touring with Counting Crowson their 2014 U.S. Summer Tour on drums with Daniel and the Lion, and performing with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as part of Elephant Revival in 2016.
Spending his early Chicago days working at Touch and Go Records, he eventually became the Music Director at I.V. Lab Studios. It is here that Darren produced and composed music for film and TV and brought in such artists as multiple Grammy Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird.
In 2010, Darren Garvey released his debut solo recordUnder A Common Ceiling. He is currently recording his sophomore solo release and touring with Elephant Revival on drums and percussion.
This year took an exciting turn in May when I joined up with Elephant Revival to help them put on their first headlining show at Red Rocks. After spending the summer and fall on the road, we're now joined by the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall on Saturday, Nov 26th.
It is a huge honor to be playing in this world class performance space (see rehearsal video below). Boettcher Concert Hall was the very first U.S. built symphony hall "in the round." It was based upon European models Concertgebo…