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The Dave Weckl "Weekend Hang" Livestream is Back!

Dave has brought back his amazing "Weekend Hang" livestream! The livestreams will run on a monthly basis (as per Dave's busy schedule) and will be viewable by subscribers to the Dave Weckl Online School:

Dave's livestreams are great. He broadcasts from his new home studio in full HD with multiple cameras that cover his fusion, bop, and "Buddy Rich" kits. He plays, teaches, and takes your questions via chat.

Not a member of the school? Did you let your subscription run out? It's easy to sign up.

Just go here and choose a plan. Monthly access is $30, six months is $165 and a full year is $300. You can cancel at any time. Works on Mac/PC/iOS app (Teachable) and contains more than 60 hours of lessons. If you're on Facebook, you subscribers can join Dave's private group to upload videos, get personal answers from Dave, and enjoy the community.

Try it out!
2024 Tour Dates!

Make sure to check out the updated 2024 tour page! Dave will spend the year performing with Stanley Clarke, John Patitucci and Joey Calderazzo, James Genus, Kevin Hays, Til Bronner, Tom Kennedy, Stu Mindeman and more!

Go here to see the schedule in-progress!
  NEW! "Struck By Lightning" Play Along Now Available!

"Struck By Lightning" is a great tune by Supersonic Tortoise featuring Dave, Gary Meek (sax/keys/composer/producer), Paul Pesco (guitar/co-producer), Luis Conte (percussion) and Dan Robbins (bass).

The play along version of this tune, including a one hour video lesson + chart, is included in The Dave Weckl Online School, which also features 60+ hrs. of lessons, play alongs and more! Subscribe now:

Or, you can purchase the chart + play along mixes for drums, keys, bass, guitar, sax and percussion here!

Dave Weckl Drumming Intensives in the Midwest!

Dave is celebrating 40 years with Yamaha Drums! He has three Intensives on the schedule (more coming)! Space is limited.

The class will be limited to just 20 attendees, making this an intimate learning experience. Dave will focus on ergonomics, technique, and musicality.
All ages and playing levels welcomed! Just bring your favorite sticks and, if you have them, a practice pad and stand.

Sign up now!

September 28, 2023
Memphis Drum Shop
878 Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $249 (plus $10 credit card fee)

September 30, 2023
Fork's Drum Shop
308 Chestnut St.
Nashville, TN  37210
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $249 (plus $10 credit card fee)

October 4, 2023
5501 US Highway 30W
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $249 (plus $10 credit card fee)

October 7, 2023
The Music Garage
345 N. Loomis St.
Chicago, IL 60607
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $249 (plus $10 credit card fee)

Click here to register! Hurry: registration is first come/first served.
  Dave Weckl/Tom Kennedy Project: Europe 2023!

The incredible Dave Weckl/Tom Kennedy Project, featuring Stu Mindeman (keys) and Eric Marienthal (sax), will tour Europe in April and May, 2023.

The band will hit Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Italy!

Click here for all the information on the tour page!
Detroit Area! Come to Dave's Three Hour Intensive!

June 25, 2023
The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

1109 S. Washington
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
1:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $249 (plus $10 credit card fee)

Dave Weckl will be running an amazing small group Intensive on June 25, 2023. The class will be limited to just 20 attendees, making this an intimate learning experience.

Dave will focus on ergonomics, technique, and musicality.
All ages and playing levels welcome! Just bring your favorite sticks and, if you have them, a practice pad and stand.

Click here to register! Hurry: registration is first come/first served.
  Study with Dave at Drum Fantasy Camp 2023

Dave Weckl will join Larnell Lewis, Gary Husband, and Dave Garibaldi, plus a world-class band at Drum Fantasy Camp: August 4-8 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA!

You spend one full day in a class of just 20 with each drumming instructor. At night, you'll sit in with a band that features Hagar Ben Ari (bass), Chrissi Poland (vocals), Stu Mindeman (keys), and Vinny Valentino (guitar). There's also an opening concert that features all four instructors sitting in with the band.

Space is LIMITED. Go here to learn more and register: 
  LIVE on October 23: The Dave Weckl StL Big Band Contingent!

Dave is excited about the very first concert of his new big band! The all-ages show will take place in his hometown of St. Louis on October 23 and feature the area's best jazz players!

Pattonville High School
2497 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Hts., MO 63043

Click here for tickets!

Check out some footage of the band's very first rehearsal, below!

The Dave Weckl Tom Kennedy Project:
2022 Dates

The Dave Weckl / Tom Kennedy Project features Stu Mindeman (keys) and special guest Eric Marienthal (sax)!

The band is back out on the road in October, 2022!

Get all the dates here!
Study with Dave at Drum Fantasy Camp 2022

Dave Weckl will join Steve Smith, Simon Phillips, and one more drummer plus a world-class band at Drum Fantasy Camp: August 5-9 at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

You spend one full day in a class of just 15 with each drumming instructor. At night, you'll sit in with a band that features Chrissi Poland (vocals), Stu Mindeman (keys), and Vinny Valentino (guitar). There's also an opening concert that features all four instructors sitting in with the band.

Go here to learn more and register:
NOW AVAILABLE! Dave Weckl Band Live Album

The Dave Weckl Band is back with a new live album!

The show was recorded in Dave's home town of St. Louis in the summer of 2019. A featured act at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival, the band featured Dave Weckl (drums), Jay Oliver (keyboards), Tom Kennedy (bass), Buzz Feiten (guitar), and Gary Meek (saxophones).

This is a digital release available on all major streaming platforms! Go HERE for direct links to this album!

Two videos from the performance are below. The full video is available right now as part of the Dave Weckl Online School. Subscribers ($30/month) can find it in the live shows are of the school. Click here to subscribe!

01 The Zone
02 Big B Little B
03 Mud Sauce
04 101 Shuffle
05 Tribute
06 What Happened to my Good Shoes?
07 Song for Claire
08 Rhythm-A-Ning (Live/Drum & Bass Duet)
09 Synergy
10 Tower '99
11 Access Denied
12 The Chicken (Digital Only Bonus Track)

The Zone

Big B Little B

Private Zoom Lessons with Dave Weckl!

Dave Weckl is offering private one-on-one lessons on Zoom. Drummers of all ages and playing levels are welcomed!

You can work on anything you want! Have Dave assess your playing and come up with a plan. Or, tell him what you want to work on. It's an amazing opportunity to get invaluable insight into improving your playing.

Click here to learn more and to request a lesson with Dave.
NEW! Songs and Play Along Packages from Dave Weckl

Dave has two NEW tunes that he has released during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both are available as play along packages in both the Dave Weckl Store for $4.99 each. These package are also included for subscribers in the Dave Weckl Online School!

The first tune, entitled "In 5," features the great Steve Weingart on keys! The second tune is "Songo Mikele," a remake of a tune from the Dave Weckl Acoustic Band release "Of The Same Mind."

The play along packages include play along mixes (with and without click) and a chart. If your subscribe to the Dave Weckl Online School, you also get a 90 minute lesson on how to play the tune!

Go here to download the full play along package! Go here to subscribe to the Dave Weckl Online School, which features this package and 40+ hrs. of instructional content!

"Songo Mikele"

"In 5"
Dave Weckl Band Live in St. Louis 2019!

The Dave Weckl Band reunited at the Chesterfield Wine and Jazz Festival (St. Louis) in June, 2019. The lineup featured Dave, Jay Oliver, Tom Kennedy, Buzz Feiten, and Gary Meek.

You can stream the entire 11 song HD oncert in the Dave Weckl Online School. One tune, "Big B Little B," has a full lesson and play along package in the school. Streaming is just $30/mon and includes the concert and more than 35 hours of lessons, play alongs, and more.

Go here to learn more and subscribe. You can canel at any time.

"Big B Little B"
The Dave Weckl Tom Kennedy Project:
2020 Tour!

Dave has joined forces with longtime collaborator Tom Kennedy for 2020 tour dates! The band will play U.S. West coast dates in May and then tour Europe during the summer.

The band features Bob Franceschini on sax and Stu Mindeman on keys.

Bob has joined Dave and Tom on many Mike Stern tours. Stu Mindeman was discovered by Dave at the 2015 Drum Fantasy Camp. A solo artist in his own right, Stu also spends time touring with jazz singer Kurt Elling.

Get all the dates here!
Spring 2020 Clinics and Intensives

Dave will be conducting large group clinics and small group "Intensives" on the West coast this spring.

In each city, the first day will be a traditional large group clinic. Day two will be a small group "Intensive" limited to just 12 people. Attendees will have the opportunity to work closely with Dave in an intimate setting. The cost for Intensives will be $395 for the day.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Click here to learn more, register, and pay.
NEW! Recording/Mixing Course Added to the Dave Weckl Online School!

The Dave Weckl Online School continues to grow! The latest course: Recording and Mixing Your Drums.

Dave is well-known for achieiving a great recorded drum sound. But he is also in demand for mixing and producing music. With more than four hours of content, this course puts you in the studio with Dave to cover his entire studio process!

In the Recording section, Dave goes over his approach, sets mics, checks phase, gets sounds, adjusts tuning, and then records a track. The Mixing section puts you behind the board with Dave - mixing a NEW Tom Kennedy tune and paying attention to all instruments (not just drums). You'll even explore Dave's approach to using plugins. It's deep!

Click here to learn more/subscribe to the Dave Weckl Online School!

The school features more than 30 hours of content, from setup and tuning to hand/foot technique, musicality, full play alongs, guest teachers, live footage, and more!

NEW Tune and Play Along!

Dave has teamed up with world-class pianist/keyboardist Oz Ezzeldin on "Dis Kinda Place." It's a high-energy fusion-funk tune available as a play along for drummers, keyboard players, or bass players. It comes with play along mixes (with and without click) and a chart. A full video of Dave's session is below!

Click here to purchase a play along package for just $4.99!

Or, join Dave's Online School where this package includes an 80 minute lesson, a 35 minute discussion between Dave and Oz, and 25 hours of drumming curriculum, interviews, live footage, and more! It also includes entrance into Dave's private Facebook group, where he checks in every day to watch your videos and answer question!

AccessCuba with Dave Weckl

Dave completed an incredible trip to Havana that took place January 13-18, 2019!

The trip was a "musical exchange" where Dave and a small group of travelers met and listened to amazing Cuban musicians. Dave performed at three concerts during the trip and did a great clinic that included a duet with the great Dafnis Prieto!

You can read more about the trip and view dozens of photos here!

7.26.17 :: Dave Weckl Online School is OPEN!
The Dave Weckl Online School offers a comprehensive and completely updated HD video curriculum for drummers of all levels.

It includes lessons on hand and foot technique, ergonomic drum setup, tuning, guest instructors, play alongs, exclusive tour footage (with lessons from the hotel), and a private Facebook group so that you can interact with Dave, industry pros, and fellow members of the school!

Drummers: click here to learn more and subscribe!
Instructors: click here to learn about Dave's valuable affiliate program!
3.1.17 :: Spring/Summer Tour Dates
Dave is out with the original Chick Corea Elektric Band this spring and summer! The band is all over Asia in March and then hits Europe later this summer.

Meanwhile, Dave will do two big band gigs! In May, he'll join the Buddy Rich Big Band at Ronnie Scott's in London and Milan. Then, he'll head over to New Zealand for shows with the Rodger Fox Big Band.

Dates are being updated all the time. Go to the tour page for all the details!
9.28.16 :: Spring/Summer Tour Dates
Dave will be joining guitar legend Mike Stern for a European tour - co-led by both musicians! They will perform tunes from both musicians' books!

The band will feature Bob Malach (sax) and Tom Kennedy (bass). Dave will also join the Mike Stern Band for U.S. dates in December. That band will features Bob Franceschini (sax) and Tom Kennedy (bass).

Click here to see all the dates!
9.7.16: Chick Corea Elektric Band Shows!
The Chick Corea Elektric Band residency at Catalina Jazz Club in LA featured 14 sold-out shows and a star-studded list of guest musicians!

The classic lineup with Chick, Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal and Frank Gambale tore through E-Band classics like "Trance Dance," "Got a Match?" and "Eternal Child" for seven nights of sheer mastery. Guests included Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Billy Childs, Hubert Laws, Greg Phillinganes, Stanley Clarke, and Phillip Bailey!

This is only the beginning of the Elektric Band’s 2016 reunion tour, which continues Oct. 12 at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, FL, and finishes up with 10 sets in five nights at the Blue Note Jazz Club, NY. Plus: rumor has it that more shows will be added for 2017! Stay tuned!

  3.3.16: DWAB Live DVD Released!
The incredible Dave Weckl Acoustic Band has released a brand new LIVE DVD! The high quality shoot features more than an hour and a half of footage, 11 tunes, and a full drum solo. This concert catches the unique chemistry of this fantastic group, featuring Dave, Tom Kennedy, Gary Meek, and Makoto Ozone.

"I have spent most of my career reaching for a greater and deeper freedom to create. My greatest reward has been the chemistry shared on stage with many great musicians. This band has a unique chemsitry that elevates that freeom for all of us. We thrive together - every night - in an ideal creative space." - Dave Weckl

Click here to get it!
11.29.15 : Flies On The Studio Wall DVD/Blu Ray
Flies On The Studio Wall is the new DVD/Blu Ray from Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver! It is a behind-the-scenes movie covering the making of Dave and Jay's 2014 release Convergence.

The movie is more than two hours long and features:

- comprehensive history of Dave and Jay
- studio/gear tour
- recording and production footage from all ten songs
- funny outtakes

As always, you save 15% when you purchase two or more products on Dave's site. If you don't have Convergence, you can pick up the CD plus this new movie ata great savings!

Click here to learn more and purchase!
9.27.15 : Dave Weckl Acoustic Band Asian Tour
Dave joined Makoto Ozone, Gary Meek, and Tom Kennedy for an exciting tour of Asia!

The band made stops all over Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan performing tunes from their Of The Same Mind CD. Nearly all the shows were sold out, and all of the crowds were friendly and fun!

You can get a CD or download Of The Same Mind right here!

8.11.15 : Drum Fantasy Camp Wrapup!
Dave joined Benny Greb, Mike Mangini, Jojo Mayer, and Steve Smith at the 2015 Drum Fantasy Camp. The camp took place at the incredible Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago!

The camp opened with a concert at Martyrs' featuring Benny, Mike, and Steve on drums. They joined an all-star band featuring James Genus (bass), Stu Mindeman (keys), Chrissi Poland (vocals), and Vinny Valentino (guitar). Dave and Jojo joined in at the end - marching onto the stage with their snare drums to "When the Saints Go Marching In." This turned into a five-way snare drum jam!

Over the next four days, Dave ran all-day master classes and joined the rest of the camp for nightly jams. On the last night, he and Jojo Mayer were featured at the closing concert. He and Jojo had fun with a duet during the closing piece, "Higher Ground."

Click here to learn more about Drum Fantasy Camp.

9.18.14 : Dave Weckl Artwork Now Available!

Dave has released 10 incredible photographs! Entitled The Color of Rhythm, each photo features a timed exposure with swirls of color created by Dave's playing.

These pieces are fantastic for the home, office, and studio. And they make great gifts! Each one is numbered and signed by Dave Weckl.

Click here to see all the available pieces! Perfect for the home, office, and studio!
8.30.14 : Dave Weckl Acoustic Band Release!
Dave Weckl has a new band - The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band - which features Tom Kennedy (bass), Gary Meek (sax), and Makoto Ozone (keys). The band has released a new CD/download package called Of The Same Mind.

Check out a video of the band - and purchase it here!
6.20.14 : Covergence CD and Play Alongs Released!
Dave has collaborated with Jay Oliver to release 10 new songs! Entitled Convergence, the project also features play along versions for all instruments. The CD and playalongs are ONLY available in the Dave Weckl Store. Download your copy right now or order a hard copy!
5.1.14 : Dave Weckl Clinic Tour and One-Day Intensives
Dave is back on the road this May, touring across Canada as part of his Yamaha 30th Anniversary tour. He'll be doing large group clinics plus his popular One-Day Intensives (in selected cities).

Classes in Canada are sold out, but make sure to stay tuned for classes in Europe and the United States (East and West Coast) later this year!
Dave and Jay Oliver have recorded a brand new album entitled Convergence. The album will be available in late March - exclusively on Dave's site.

Convergence is an eclectic mix of songs! It features some "throwback" fusion tunes, a saucy "New Orleans" style tune, a remake of a Stevie Wonder tune featuring Dave and Chris Coleman, a drum solo piece, and much more!

Dave is also releasing play along packages that include each song minus each instrument plus a chart. Drummers get a multi-camera video of Dave's actual sessions.

Check back for updates!
11.1.13 : Clinic Tour and One-Day Intensive
Dave has been all over the world running large group clinics and intimate one-day "intensives."

Dave has appeared in cities across Asia, Europe, and North America. In Asia, Dave ran large group clinics. In Europe and North America, it has been a two-day program. The first day is the large group clinic, and day two is an all day "intensive" featuring small group learning and individual attention.

The one-day "intensives" are limited to 12 drummers (intermediate to advanced) and attendees register and pay on Dave's Web site.

More information coming soon!
5.1.13 : Drum Fantasy Camp!
For the seventh consecutive year, Dave will teach and perform at Drum FantasyCamp! The camp will take place August 8-12, 2013, at the Hyatt in Cleveland, Ohio. He will be joined by Thomas Lang, Aaron Spears, and Steve Smith!

The camp kicks off on August 8 with a blowout concert at Cleveland' House of Blues. Dave and the other instructors will perform with Baron Browne (Billy Cobham/Vital Information), Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information), and Chrissi Poland (Moby/Scissor Sisters).

Attendees will spend one full day with each of these incredible drum instructors. At night, you get to jam with Baron, Vinny, and Chrissi, while the instructors watch and join in! It's an extrmemly informative and inspiring five days - perfect for drummers of all ages, playing levels, and styles.

Space is limited. Go here to learn more and register:
11.8.12 : Dave and Jay Oliver Announce New Project!
Dave and his longtime collaborator Jay Oliver are working on a new MEGAPROJECT together. Many of Dave's fans will remember Jay from Dave's earlier recordings such as Master Plan, Heads Up, Hard Wired, Rhythm of the Soul, and Synergy.

Utilizing Pledge Music, a leading crowdfunding site that focuses only on high quality music projects, fans can help make the project happen and reserve their copy of the new album by "pledging" as little as $15 before the album is produced.

Of course, higher pledges include some very cool extras, but all who pledge will get exclusive project updates with photos, video, and more.

Hurry! The campaign ends in December! Go here to pledge!
8.13.12 : Drum Fantasy Camp Wraps Up
Dave joined Keith Carlock, Peter Erskine, Will Kennedy, and Steve Smith at the 2012 Drum Fantasy Camp! The camp was held at the House of Blues and Hyatt Regency in Cleveland, Ohio. Drumming legend Vic Firth also made an appearance!

Along with the other instructors, Dave performed with bassist John Benitez, singer/keboardist/drummer Josh Dion, keyboardist Oli Rockberger, and guitarist Vinny Valentino. He then taught small master classes for four days. Learn more about the camp at

  6.3.12 : Concert and Clinic in Chicago
Dave spent an afternoon and hung out at the incredible Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago. Vic has an amazing space - with the widest selection of gear you'll ever see, and endless practice/rehearsal rooms. Later in the evening, Dave conducted a clinic at the famous Martyrs jazz club. The previous evening, he performed in front of a full house at Martyrs with Oz Noy and James Genus!

11.28.11 : Elektric Band Shows
Dave wrapped up a long weekend of shows at NYC's The Blue Note with the original Chick Corea Elektric Band! The shows were part of a month-long celebration of Chick's 70th birthday. Dave, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, and John Patitucci joined Chick for songs that spanned the legendary pianist/keyboardist's storied career.
8.15.11 : Drum Fantasy Camp 2011
Dave joined Chris Coleman, Peter Erskine, Gavin Harrison, and Steve Smith, at the 2010 Drum Fantasy Camp - August 11-15 at the Hyatt in Cleveland! The camp featured small classes with Dave and the other instructors, plus fun jams in the evening, and an amazing concert! Click here for more information about upcoming camps!
3.9.10 : Dave Announces Italian Clinic Tour
Dave will be all over Italy this April for clinics in beautiful Italy! Stay tuned for details!
  1.20.10 : Dave Releases "You Rang?"
Dave, George Whitty, and Ric Fierabracci have released a great new song called "You Rang?" This is the second independent release by Dave. Once again, play-alongs, charts, and a video of Dave are available. The song was written by George and presents an ambient jazz feel with great solos. Click here to learn more and download!
  12.28.09 : New Jay Oliver Album
Dave's longtime friend and collaborator Jay Oliver (keys) has released a fabulous solo piano album. The music comes highly-recommended by Dave. Click here to watch an inspiring video by Jay and to download the music.
  8.25.09 : Dave Appears on Mike Stern's
Big Neighborhood
Dave joins an all-star cast on Mike Stern's latest release, Big Neighborhood, including: Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cindy Blackman, Lionel Cordew, Chris Minh Doky, Lincoln Goines, Randy Brecker, Bob Malach and more! Click here to purchase the CD or an mp3 download! Click here to read a review!
8.9.09 : New Song and Play-Along Package!
It's official! Dave has released a new single with play-along versions and charts, for each instrument, plus a video of Dave performing the song! Click here to learn more and download!
8.5.09 : Dave Appears on the Late, Late, Show!
Dave recently performed on the Late, Late, Show with Bernie Williams.