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Dave Weckl

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Gender Male
Age 62
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Date of birth January 8,1960
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Born St. Louis
United States
Music groups Chick Corea Elektric Band
GRP All-Star Big Band
The Honeydrippers
Aztec Camera
Job Drummer
Education Francis Howell High School
University of Bridgeport
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Labels GRP
Groups Chick Corea Elektric Band
Movies/Shows Ultimate Drummers Weekend #10
AlbumsMaster Plan
Rhythm of the Soul
Songs 1987
ListSomewhere in My HeartLove · 1987

Contemporary Drummer + One
Back to Basics
Back to Basics: An Encyclopedia of Drumming Techniques
Exercises for Natural Playing
Ultimate Play- Along for Drums: Level 1
The Next Step896747
Drums and Percussion -- Working It Out
The Next Step Mega Pak
Dave Weckl444990
Developing a Groove: Music Instruction and Performance
Electric Bass: A Dictionary of Grooves and Techniques
Back to Basics Megapak
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Dave Weckl Life story

Dave Weckl is an American jazz fusion drummer and the leader of the Dave Weckl Band. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2000.

Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American jazz fusion drummer and the leader of the Dave Weckl Band. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2000.


Weckl started playing his first set of drums at age 8 in his spare room along to records. He later played in the living room, sometimes with his father on piano. Weckl studied at the University of Bridgeport. Starting out on the New York fusion scene in the early 1980s, Weckl soon began working with artists such as Paul Simon, George Benson, Michel Camilo, Robert Plant, and Anthony Jackson.He was with the Chick Corea Elektric Band from 1985 to 1991. During this time he performed on many albums and also appeared with Corea's Akoustic Band. He said he "augmented his work with Corea by continuing his session work and appearing often with the GRP All-Star Big Band". Weckl has released a series of instructional videotapes. His first recording as leader was in 1990 – Master Plan, for GRP. This was followed by Heads Up in 1992, and Hard-Wired in 1994. Later on, Weckl recorded and toured with guitarist Mike Stern.


Dave Weckl:

1990 – Master Plan (GRP)

1992 – Heads Up (GRP)

1993 – J.K. Special (Lipstick)

1994 – Hard Wired (GRP)Dave Weckl Band:

1998 – Rhythm of the Soul (Stretch)

1999 – Synergy (Stretch)

2000 – Transition (Stretch)

2001 – The Zone (Stretch)

2002 – Perpetual Motion (Stretch)

2003 – Live (And Very Plugged In) (Stretch)

2005 – Multiplicity (Stretch)Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver:

2014 – ConvergenceThe Dave Weckl Acoustic Band:

2015 – Of the Same Mind

As sideman

With Chuck Loeb and Andy LaVerne

Magic Fingers (DMP, 1989)With Gerry Niewood

Share My Dream' (DMP, 1985)With the GRP All-Star Big Band

GRP All-Star Big Band, (GRP, 1992)

Dave Grusin Presents GRP All-Star Big Band Live!, (GRP, 1993)

All Blues, (GRP, 1995)With Chris Minh Doky

CMD & The Nomads', (Red Dot, 2014)


1988 – Back to Basics (DCI music)

1990 – The Next Step (DCI music)

1993 – Working It Out: Latin Percussion I - With Walfredo Reyes, Sr. (DCI music)

1993 – Working It Out: Latin Percussion II - With Walfredo Reyes, Sr. (DCI Music)

2000 – How to Develop Your Own Sound (Carl Fischer publishing)

2000 – How to Practice (Carl Fischer publishing)

2000 – How to Develop Technique (Carl Fischer publishing)


1988 – Back to Basics

1992 – The Next Step (Manhattan Music)

1994 – Contemporary Drummer + One (Manhattan Music)

1997 – Ultimate Play-Along for Drums level I vol. I (Alfred Publishing Company)

1997 – Ultimate Play-Along for Drums level I vol. II (Alfred Publishing Company)

2001 – In Session with the Dave Weckl Band (Carl Fischer Music)

2004 – Exercises for Natural Playing (Carl Fischer Music)


External links

Dave Weckl profile, Drummerworld; accessed August 4, 2015.

Dave Weckl profile,; accessed August 4, 2015.

Dave Weckl Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2008)

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