Evan Kesel

Independent

Evan Kesel

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About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2019

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.evankeseldrums.com

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„Paiste Cymbals have opened my ears to a new sonic space that is unlike any other. The tambour is perfect for the studio, live or even outdoors. These cymbals have made the mixing process effortless for the engineers and producers I work with, and for my personal studio, it's a matter of plugging and playing! They sound great every time.“

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Biography

Born in New York City and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Evan Kesel is a 2020 graduate of Berklee College of Music where he was a four year recipient of a National Performance Tour Scholarship. At Berklee, Evan's teachers have included Mark Walker, Davi DiCenso and Jackie Santos. Evan began his relationship with Berklee as a highschool student through his participation in the 2015 Five Week Summer Performance Program. He credits his early teacher, Jamie Decato, for steering him toward a career in live and recorded music. Evan has played throughout New England and in the Boston area with groups across a broad range of genres including Jazz, Pop, Musical Theater, Rock and Country. Evan is currently recording and teaching from his studio in Portsmouth, NH.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Soft, warm, sweet, airy. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Fine, buttery feel. Silky, silvery ping over warm, mellow wash. Musical, gracious bell. Easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.

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