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Chris Dave

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“Chris Dave is probably the most dangerous drummer alive. He is totally reinventing just what you can do with drums.” – ?uestlove

Chris Dave has been around the world and back playing for and recording with some of music’s most established and iconic artists including: Adele, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Beyoncé , Kenny Garrett, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Donald Brown, MF Doom, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Me’shell N’Degeocello, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Sonny Rollins , the Robert Glasper Trio/Experiment, Pharoahe Monche, TLC, Toni Braxton, Kevin Mahogany, Kim Burrell, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, A Tribe Called Quest, Mint Condition (Janet Jackson World Tour), Michelle Williams, Dianne Reeves, Sa Ra, Geri Allen, Yolanda Adams, Soulful Symphony, Reginald Veal and more.

Born in Houston, Texas, drummer Chris Dave, also known as Chris “Daddy” Dave, began his music career in the late 1980s. Chris Dave is one of the most revered and in demand musicians of his generation. His eccentric approach to the drum set and his ability to adapt to any musical setting, whether jazz, hip-hop or R&B, has put him in a category of his own.

Chris Dave got his start, like many musicians, playing in church. Although gospel music was an important facilitator of Chris Dave’s early style development, he credits jazz music as his strongest influence. As a teenager, he was exposed to jazz legends like Miles and Coltrane when listening to music with his father. Chris Dave blossomed on the drums, eventually graduating from Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

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  • Anderstotten

    “Chris Dave is probably the most dangerous drummer alive. He is totally reinventing just what you can do with drums.” – ?uestlove I'd say it's more than probable this man is the most dangerous drummer alive. Challange him

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicIsKeji

    I'm extra late. Just found out about the mixtape and I'm loving it. More people should know about it.

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • scarredsun

    This page needs a makeover [2] but his mixtape is really good

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • xolin11

    This page needs a makeover.

    20 Mar 2012 Reply

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