VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST
DAVE WECKL

For the last 20 years, Dave Weckl has maintained a reputation amongst his fans and peers as one of the very finest musicians on the contemporary music scene today.

Weckl was born in St. Louis, receiving his first drum set at age eight and developing his playing style by listening to drummers like Buddy Rich, as well as R&B grooves. After a couple of years in college, he became involved in the New York jazz scene, eventually joining a fusion group called Nitesprite, where he attracted the attention of 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.

In 1985 Michael Brecker suggested that Chick Corea check out Dave for his new Elektric Band, he was forming. That was the beginning of a 7 year relationship with both the Elektric and Akoustic Bands, where 9 recordings and 3 videos were produced, including a Grammy for the initial Akoustic Band release. The Elektric Band showcased Dave's spectacular drumming and innovative use of both electric and acoustic drums, bringing him world-wide recognition.

 


PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT:
EVENING CONCERT, PASIC 2013





PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT:
MONTREAL DRUM FEST, 2012





PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT:
WEST COAST SESSIONS, 2010




Dave's signature sticks:
Dave Weckl (SDW)
Barrel tip for broad cymbal sound. Fast‚ with great leverage. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .560"
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Dave Weckl Evolution (SDW2)
A short tear drop tip on a 5A shaft. Provides superior cymbal definition with excellent rebound.
L = 16" | Dia. = .563"
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Vic Firth/Hudson Music Video Feature:
Dave Weckl at the 25th Anniversary Drummer's Collective Celebration

On November 24, 2002, Drummers Collective celebrated its 25th Anniversary with an incredible evening of music in NYC. Dave was on hand with the Dave Weckl Band (featuring Tom Kennedy on bass, Steve Weingart on keyboards, and Gary Meek on sax), performing 3 tunes as well as an extensive drum solo.

Also including performances by Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten, Horacio Hernandez and John Patitucci, the Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration DVD is a must have for every serious drummer's library!

For more information, visit www.hudsonmusic.com!

 

Check out Dave on these video cuts from Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration!
"The Chicken"
Clip #2 Solo Excerpt
Clip #3 "Tiempo de Festival"

 

Visit Dave online:
www.daveweckl.com



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