A preview of live footage from the Dave Weckl Acoustic band, Recorded live at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood January, 2014.
Featuring Dave Weckl (drums), Tom Kennedy (bass), Gary Meek (sax), Makoto Ozone (piano).
Legendary dummer Dave Weckl launches his first band, tour and recording in over a decade. With Makoto Ozone on piano and keys, Tom Kennedy/bass and Gary Meek/saxes the Dave Weckl Acoustic Band is charged with riveting chemistry, ebullient communication and rare telepathy that engages audiences to their rapt delight.
For over 30 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers and the international music community as one of the great living drummers inspiring musicians around the world. Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time."
More recently, Dave has enjoyed more sideman work regularly joining Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Oz Noy, and Chris Minh Doky and the Nomads among others. When off the road, Dave does session and production work at his home studio and teaches at the annual Drum Fantasy Camp. He has produced many popular instructional video/DVDs and play-along packages.
A constant student of the art of drumming and music, Dave gives back every chance he gets through clinics and classes all over the world. Of teaching, Dave says:
"It is my goal to inspire as many young (and not-so-young) people as possible to want to play music, whether it be on drums or another instrument. With all the negatives in the world today, I feel this is my way of contributing a positive action toward spiritual happiness, which music can be a big part of, if you let it. So parents, if your child has a talent for music, please allow them the opportunity to develop that talent!"
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