Producer and Drummer Chris Dave

Drummer and producer Chris Dave has an ambitious year planned for 2012. Currently Chris is preparing for the release of his debut album as a leader, due later this year. Look for the drummer to take the reins with his band Chris Dave & Friends, which features world-renowned musicians and promises special surprise guests. Dave is also joining neo-soul singer D’Angelo for his comeback European tour, working as his drummer and music director.

Recent projects that Dave has been involved with include Adele’s multi-Grammy-nominated album 21 and Maxwell’s Grammy-winning Black Summers Night. Dave is also on pianist Robert Glasper’s new album, Black Radio, which is set for release on February 28.

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