Jazz trained and electronically inspired,

Graduating Cornish College of the Arts in 2009, Bews has been exploring the expression of music and rhythms through jazz and electronic music while accompanying a variety of bands and projects around Seattle and New York City. His time in New York was greatly influenced by drummer Mark Guiliana. Having the privilege of studying with him and being exposed to his creativity and performances regularly has shaped Bews into a sought out musician in the Seattle music scene.  

Over the past few years his extensive studies in electronic music has led him to some opportunities to work with video game app developers in making sound effects and sound tracks, creating beats and moods with dancers and more notably with the company The Three Yells, and performing his own distinctive work as a soloist. 

Relatively new to the scene, Bews is uncompromisingly committed to serving music and the applications it has to offer while maintaining and developing his personal expression, making him an ideal pick for anyone looking to add forward thinking ideas to a project. Bews says: "I believe even the simplest of music requires as much attention and mindfulness and the most complex."

Devin Bews lives and works in Seattle, WA. He's available for drum set and Ableton performances, music and sound productions, and private studies.


Current Projects:

First Tuesdays at Speckled & Drake, BEWS & O'BRIEN, live sampling w/ Ableton, Vinyl, and drum set. INFO

Purr Gato, Ableton Push & Drum Set INFO

Pacific Northwest Ballet Accompanist, Pandeiro & Darbuka INFO

Gilbert Anwar App. Developer, Music and Sound Composition INFO

 

Education:

Cornish College of the Arts 2009, BA Music Performance

University of Washington Drum Line, Tenor Drums directed by David Reeves

Mark Guiliana, Private Studies, Drum Set

Dan Weiss, Private Studies, Drum Set

Mark Ivester, Private Studies, Drum Set

Randy Halberstadt, Private Studies, Accompanist

 

PAST PERFORMANCES


Gear:

Drums:

  • DW (Collectors Series)
  • 22" Kick
  • 14" Low Tom
  • 14" Snare

Cymbals:

  • Istanbul Agop 22" Om Ride
  • Istanbul Agop 22" Traditional Jazz Ride
  • Istanbul Agop 14" 30th Anniversary Hi-Hats

Electronic Hardware:

  • (2) QSC K12 Active 2-Way Speakers 1000W
  • MacBook Pro + Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • Ableton Push Performance Controller
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface

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Artwork by Cameron McCool