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  The Dave Weckl StL Big Band Contingent

Dave Weckl was raised on big band music. He has performed with many big bands over the years. Now, he is realizing the dream of having his own big band! Based in St. Louis, The Dave Weckl StL Big Band Contingent performs select dates in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area.
  The Dave Weckl StL Groove Contingent

Dave Weckl is a huge fan of popular 1970s funk and soul music. The Groove Contingent is covers well-known tunes from that era, including hits by Bill Withers, Steely Dan, and more...all with a fun creative twist and lots of space for the band to stretch out.

Featured musicians include Rocky Mantia (keys/vox), Teddy McCready (gtr/vox), John King (bass) and Jim Stevens (sax). The band plays select dates in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area.
  The Dave Weckl/Tom Kennedy Project

Dave and Tom Kennedy first got together in 1975. They have played together in several projects ever since, including the well-known Dave Weckl Band. One of the great rhythm sections of our time, their chemistry says it all.

The Dave Weckl/Tom Kennedy Project features compositions by Tom Kennedy that span several of his independent releases. The versatile tunes require a serious band. This band features, Dave, Tom, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and keyboardist Stu Mindeman.

The band regularly tours the U.S. and Europe.
  Chick Corea Elektric Band

With 1986's debut album, The Chick Corea Elektric Band, the band completely redefined the "fusion" genre with incredibly dynamic compositions. Each member of the band - legendary pianist/composer Chick Corea, guitarist Frank Gambale, bassist John Patitucci, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and Dave, brought a new level of innovation to their respective instruments.

Chick's thoughtful, playful, and intricate compositions as executed by these master musicians were received by legions of fans worldwide. This granted the emergence of high-level music - and the musicians who made it - into a mainstream arena.

The band went on to record 1987's Light Years, 1988's Eye of the Beholder, 1990's Inside Out, and 1991's Beneath the Mask. In 2004, the band reunited in the studio to record To The Stars.

The band has been touring again in 2017. Check out the tour page for upcoming dates.
  Mike Stern

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.

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.
Lee Ritenour

Dave has played with Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour for a long time and continues to do so each year.

Ritenour recorded with the Mamas and Papas at age 16 - and was accompanying legends Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18. His forty year eclectic and storied career includes: a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC.

He has recorded more than 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album, in 1991, spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

Adding to this legacy is his latest CD Smoke ‘n’ Mirrors; the recently completed Grammy nominated recording Amparo, (a follow-up with Dave Grusin to their highly-successful 2001 Grammy Award nominated contemporary classical crossover CD) and producer of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band’s latest CD Act Your Age (which is nominated for 3 Grammys).
Oz Noy

Dave has been touring with guitarist Oz Noy for the past several years. He also appears on several of his albums and has collaborated on two play along packages. You can learn more about them and download here

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 1996 arrival in New York, Oz 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. He regularly plays at The Bitter End, and The Oz Noy Trio (sometimes including Dave) tours the world each year.

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, and many more. 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.
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 Dave Weckl Acoustic Band

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. This led to a CD entitled Of The Same Mind and a live DVD filmed at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.

Click here to learn more and purchase!
  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 (bass), Dean Brown (guitar), George Whitty (keyboards), and Dave Weckl (drums). Check Dave's tour page for periodic tour dates with this band.