Dave Weckl is an independent solo artist who also records and performs with a wide range of world-class musicians. At the same time, Dave performs on and produces records for independent artists and producers around the world - through Dave Weckl Production Services.

Here are some of the projects Dave is currently working on:

  The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band 
  The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band represents the realization of a dream.

In 2013, while touring with Mike Stern, Dave was reintroduced to playing with the amazing Makoto Ozone. Dave met Makoto in the '80s, and Makoto blew Dave away during this tour!

Each night, Mike would give some space for Dave, Makoto, and Tom Kennedy to improvise a song. The guys would take this opportunity to really stretch out! The chemistry was amazing.

Click here to learn about the band's first album, Of The Same Mind. The band is also releasing a live DVD in late 2015!

Dave Weckl Independent Releases

In 2014, Dave reunited with Jay Oliver to record Convergence. The album features 10 tunes, including a remake of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" (featuring a drum duet with Chris Coleman), a solo drum piece, and more great tunes!

Click here to check out the music - and also check out the play along versions and full two-hour movie about the making of the album!

Dave has also released three solo tunes as an independent artist.

Each song is available for just $1.29, or you can choose a $4.99 package that includes a chart and play-along version of the song (with your instrument removed). The drum version always includes a video of Dave's performance, captured in his studio when he tracked it.

Click here to hear samples, read more, and purchase. ENJOY!

  The Nomads 
  In a world obsessed with bottom lines, Chris Minh Doky has created bottom lines that have perked the ears of jazz fans around the world. For more than two decades he has been recognized as an original master of the upright bass. Technical brilliance delivered with personal passion prompted DownBeat magazine to write:

" ... there is a softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument." Though written several years ago, those words remain valid today, as you will hear on Doky's most recent album Scenes From A Dream.

The Nomads is an all-star band featuring Chris, Dean Brown (bass), George Whitty (keyboards), and Dave Weckl (drums). The band tours the U.S. and select cities in Europe and Asia each year. Check Dave's tour page for upcoming dates, and be on the lookout for a live CD!

Mike Stern Band

Dave has been recording and touring with legendary jazz guitarist Mike Stern since the early 1990s. Dave usually joins Mike's band during the Spring and Summer for tours in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Check the tour page for upcoming dates.

Most recently, Dave appears on Stern's Big Neighborhood album, along with several other all-star players. Click here to purchase this album. Click here to read a brief review.

A major player on the scene since his breakthrough days with Miles Davis' celebrated comeback band, circa 1981, Stern's sideman credits include work with such other jazz icons as: saxophonist Joe Henderson and bassist Jaco Pastorius, guitarists Jim Hall and Pat Martino, trumpeters Tom Harrell, Arturo Sandoval and Tiger Okoshi and saxophonists Michael Brecker, Bob Berg and David Sanborn as well as Steps Ahead and the Brecker Brothers Band.

But it has been in the role of bandleader-composer and Atlantic recording artist that Mike has made his most significant and lasting contribution as an artist.



Oz Noy

Dave has been touring with guitarist Oz Noy for the past several years. He also will appear on Noy's upcoming album (to be released in late 2009).

Oz Noy is a guitar player from Israel, who started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. At age 16 he was already playing with leading Israeli musicians and performers, and at age 24 he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country, and played on numerous records. He was also a member of the house band of Israel's top rated Television show for more than two years.

Since his arrival to New York in 1996 he has made a big impact on the local music scene with his unique sound, compositions and style, bringing a mixture of pop, rock, blues, funk, and jazz, into a cohesive and intoxicating groove.

Oz has performed, toured and recorded with well established artists such as Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Mike Clark, Jeff 'Tain” Watts, Harry Bellefonte, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Gavin Degraw,Niel Rogers, Roger Glover ... He played on numerous commercials and movie soundtracks like 'Auto Focus' and 'Undefeated' (HBO) with Angelo Badeomenti; 'Queer as Folk' (HBO),The Drug Years(VH1) and recently wrote the sound track for the highly acclaimed documentary A/K/A Tommy Chong.


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