A California native, this producer, songwriter, percussionist grew up listening to a very eclectic mix of music,from Johnny Cash to P-Funk. He began playing percussion in High School and soon became the hand drummer for the Afro-Haitian dance classes and the Jazz and Symphonic bands. He went on to study music in college, this is when he began studying Piano, Jazz Composition & Arranging as well as Producing and Composing his own music.
He currently tours with with legendary 70/80's R&B group ConFunkShun and his own group the D. E. Chung Sextet. He has released 2 solo CDs The DC Initiative and Clifton at Desmond.
”Boy do we like this CD(Clifton at Desmond), it's a beautiful record!” - Ray Ramos, KCSB-FM 91.9 Santa Barbara, CA
“The D. E. Chung Sextet was quite the unexpected treat in Chinatown. I included some clips below, which are covers, but the group's original material was even better.” - DomingoYu.com
“D.E. Chung's music... a percussion-heavy hybrid of island rhythms, smooth jazz, and new age... Satisfaction” - East Bay Express