Chris Dave

About Chris Dave

Chris Dave has been a busy and remarkably versatile professional drummer since his late teens. His work as a performing and recording musician has spanned the genres of R&B, jazz, gospel, and pop, with inspirations ranging from jazz giants such as Jack DeJohnette and Jeff "Tain" Watts to maverick hip-hop producer J Dilla. After he established a long-term affiliation with Mint Condition, he became one of the most sought-after drummers of his generation. Work with Mary J. Blige, Robert Glasper, Adele, D'Angelo, and Justin Bieber represents a small fraction of his session discography. Signed to Blue Note, he recorded 2017's Chris Dave and the Drumhedz with a supporting cast of 50, including Stokley Williams, Tweet, Bilal, and Anderson Paak. ~ Andy Kellman

Houston, TX, United States
8 November 1968

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