Kevin Cheli is a drummer from St. Louis, MO, currently living in Kansas City, MO. He has performed in venues and at events throughout the Midwest in jazz, folk, blues, and freely improvised contexts. While in St. Louis he was a member of Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing, Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes, Todd Mosby’s New Horizons, and Delhi Clerk. With these ensembles he has performed at many of St. Louis’ most prominent performance spaces including The Sheldon, Jazz at the Bistro, The Cassaloma Ballroom, The Botanical Gardens at the Whitaker Jazz Festival, Off Broadway, the Focal Point, and Kismet Creative Center. He has also performed at the Blue Note and Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, MO, the Weber Center for the Performing Arts in La Crosse, WI and at the Art Deco Weekend in Miami, FL.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Webster University and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at UMKC.