Saturday, August 16 | 7:30 p.m.
Summer 2014 Concert Series
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Dave Weckl’s mark on the drumming world is undoubted: his skill and playing style directly influenced an entire generation of drummers, and his creativity defines him as a stand-out artist. Now, after a decade-long hiatus, Weckl has returned to touring and recording at the head of his own new band. The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band fuses original acoustic jazz with Latin and raw, organic funk rhythms. Weckl is joined by Tom Kennedy on acoustic and electric bass; Gary Meek on tenor and soprano saxophone; and Makoto Ozone on piano, B3, and other keyboards.
Along with his skill, Weckl wields a hefty musical résumé. From his first appearance on the scene as a drummer with the Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour to his successful career in Chick Corea’s Elektric and Akoustic bands, Weckl has wasted no time in establishing his ability. He has led his own world-touring band and has also produced several records as a solo artist.
“Very few drummers have had as dramatic an impact on the entire drumming industry as Dave Weckl.”—Modern Drummer Magazine
“This master musician shows no signs of slowing down.”—AllAboutJazz.comBack to Concerts