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2023 Readers Poll: Dave Weckl Wins "Jazz Fusion"

The winner of the "Jazz Fusion" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Dave Weckl! The Modern Drummer Hall of Famer has had yet another prolific year, and remains a significant inspiration to drummers everywhere. He's stayed busy throughout the last…

Modern Drummer
Sep 21, 2023

The Dave Weckl Band Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival 2019 - Album Review - April 9th, 2021

Review By Rob Coen St. Louis, home of great bar-b-que, the Gateway Arch, the Chesterfield Jazz and Wine Festival and drumming legend himself, Dave Weckl. Filmed and recorded at the 2019 Chesterfield Jazz and Wine Festival, this The Dave Weckl…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2021

Upcoming Oz Noy Album, Snapdragon, Will Feature Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dennis Chambers: Video

Guitarist Oz Noy’s upcoming album, Snapdragon, which comes out on November 6, will feature three of the greatest fusion drummers of all time: Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dennis Chambers. A slew of other recognizable names also appear: bassists John…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2020

Yamaha Drums Celebrates Fiftieth Anniversary with All-Star Drummer Lineup

(l. to r.) Larnell Lewis, Dave Weckl, Tommy Aldridge Yamaha Drums assembled nearly two-dozen world-renowned drummers on September 30 for live music, a celebration of the company’s innovation and success over the last fifty years, and an exploration of the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2017

Dave Weckl Launces New Online School

The all-new Dave Weckl online school includes HD video lessons with sound mixed by Dave, full play-along packages, and exclusive live footage from current tours with “lessons from the hotel room.” Courses include hand and foot technique and drum tuning.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2017

News: Dave Weckl, Sonny Emory, Harvey Mason, and Will Kennedy to Judge Online Competition

Simon Phillips, Sonny Emory, Dave Weckl, Will Kennedy, Chris Coleman, and Harvey Mason are among the judges in an online competition hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour. The fifth biennial Six String Theory Competition is accepting applications accepted for guitar,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2016

News: Dave Weckl Releases Behind-the-Scenes Movie, Flies on the Studio Wall

Dave Weckl and his longtime musical partner, keyboardist Jay Oliver, are releasing a two-hour movie about the making of their 2014 release, Convergence. 

The film, titled Flies on the Studio Wall, is available now at Flies on the Studio…

Modern Drummer
Dec 11, 2015

News: Vic’s Drum Shop to Host Drum Fantasy Camp at Music Garage, Chicago

Vic’s Drum Shop, America’s largest independent drum retailer, will host the Drum Fantasy Camp at its North Loomis Street location in the Music Garage, Chicago. The camp will be held from Friday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 11 and will…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2015

January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

(Available digitally November 26, 2014; on newsstands December 2, 2014) On the Cover Dave Weckl On a pair of distinct new projects, the legendary fusion drummer states his ambitions loud and clear. By Ilya Stemkovsky. FEATURING Hitting the Stage Michael…

Modern Drummer
Nov 25, 2014

Tickets on Sale Now for Dave Weckl Drum Clinic at LIDC

The “Original” Long Island Drum Center will present jazz/fusion great Dave Weckl in an exciting drum clinic on Thursday, October 16 at 7 pm. The clinic will be held at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. Tickets for riser…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2014

Lee Ritenour Announces All-Star Judges For 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition

Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen Among Musicians Serving in Categories of Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard and Drums REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN THROUGH MAY 15, 2014  TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE VALUE OVER…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2014

Thomas Lang, Aaron Spears, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl Appearing at Cleveland Drum Fantasy Camp

For the seventh consecutive year, Drum Fantasy Camp will allow drummers of all ages, playing levels, and musical genres to spend time in small classes with some of the world’s great drummers. This year’s camp will be held August 8…

Modern Drummer
Jun 5, 2013

Montreal Drum Fest Celebrates its 20th Year

The Montreal Drum Fest is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this October 20 and 21. Saturday, October 20th, 2012 Dave Weckl Keith Carlock Pedrito Martinez Group The Drumbassadors (René Creemers & Wim DeVries) Magella Cormier/Eric Boudreault Duo Brad Park (The Badnutbeats) and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 7, 2012

Sabian Gives Drummers the Ability to Choose the Brand’s Next Four Cymbal Models

Sabian Players’ Choice program allows drummers to choose the cymbal company’s 2012 product offerings. With the introduction of Players’ Choice, Sabian is providing a forum that allows drummers from around the world to choose its 2012 product offering. According to the company,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2011