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Dave Weckl

For more than 20 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him “one of the 25 best drummers of all time.”

But these honors, in addition to many more bestowed by the music community, are the product of Dave's undying commitment to making great compositions. Dave's incredibly dynamic and diverse drumming, which has inspired musicians worldwide, is built on a solid foundation of knowledge and respect for music.

Born in St. Louis Missouri, January 8th, 1960, to a mother who loved music and a father who played the piano as a hobby, Dave started playing drums around the age of 8.

During his high school years, Dave received many awards from the NAJE (National Association of Jazz Educators) for outstanding performances in his high school's competition- winning jazz band. He was involved with numerous local groups from a very young age while studying with St. Louis- area teachers Bob Matheny and Joe Buerger.

At age 16, Dave began to work professionally with local pop and jazz groups. In 1979, he moved to the East coast to study music at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. At just 19 years of age, Dave was getting recognized.

While playing the club scene in New York City with a band called Nite Sprite, Dave started to receive accolades from established studio musicians such as Steve Kahn, Michael Brecker, and especially drumming great Peter Erskine. It was Peter who recommended Dave for his first 'big gig' in town with a group called French Toast, forerunner to the Michel Camilo band, which has been recorded quite extensively over the years.

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Date Detail Price
Dec13Thu
20:30
Mike Stern W/ Dave Weckl, Bob Malach & Tom...
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$30
Dec13Thu
22:30
Mike Stern W/ Dave Weckl, Bob Malach & Tom...
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$25
Dec14Fri
20:30
Mike Stern W/ Dave Weckl, Bob Malach & Tom...
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$35
Dec15Sat
20:30
Mike Stern W/ Dave Weckl, Bob Malach & Tom...
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$40
Dec16Sun
19:30
Mike Stern W/ Dave Weckl, Bob Malach & Tom...
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$35
Dec16Sun
21:30
Mike Stern W/ Dave Weckl, Bob Malach & Tom...
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$30
Feb28Thu
20:00
Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, Jimmy Haslip
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
$29

Discography

 

School of the Arts

Magnatude Records
2008

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Multiplicity

Multiplicity

Stretch Records
2005

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Live (And Very Plugged In)

Live (And Very...

Concord Music Group
2003

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Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

Concord Music Group
2002

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Transition

Concord Music Group
2001

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The Zone

Milestone Records
2000

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