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 -
Dave Weckl Production Services.
Here are some of the projects Dave is
currently working on:
The Dave Weckl Acoustic
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.
to learn about the band's first album, Of
The Same Mind. The band is also releasing a
live DVD in late 2015!
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
to check out the music - and also check out the
play along versions and full two-hour movie
about the making of the album!
also released three solo tunes as an independent
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.
to hear samples, read more, and purchase. ENJOY!
||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
for upcoming dates, and be on the lookout for a
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.
Dave appears on Stern's Big Neighborhood
album, along with several other all-star
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
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
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
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