David F. Gibson

Philadelphia born musician Dave Gibson is paving his way toward that pantheon of jazz greats. Paying all the dues required to develop his prodigious talent. Gibson has earned an impeccable reputation in the jazz world. He’s one of the rare drummers who can jump into any groove and swing or stretch out dynamically. His charisma on the bandstand further connects the audience to an experience of jazz as an entertaining and challenging American art form.

Music critic Chip Deffa, (The New York Post) says that “Gibson’s drumming is strong and fluid and as satisfying as any drummer I heard in years”. Music critic Jerry Carrier (The Philadelphia Daily News) says, ”Gibson may be the ultimate Band drummer” His music credentials verify his outstanding rhythmic and melodic abilities. He has toured and recorded with The Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster. He worked directly with Joe Williams and the Frank Foster Non Electric Company and also The Diane Schuur Trio. His work in vanguard style includes guest spots with the Sun Ra Arkestra and the David Murray Big Band as well as other adventurous performances and educational projects.

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Bronx, NY

Willing to teach



I teach all levels from Beginner to Advanced I have Classroom as well as private study experience

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