Grammy Award winner, drummer/composer Chris Dave is seen by many critics, like Rolling Stone Magazine, as one of the most influential drummers from our time, able to bring together and develop the discourses of jazz, gospel and hip hop. Dave works with artists like Beyoncé, D’Angelo, Adele, Anderson Paak and more. He is also known for his work with Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegeocello. Chris Dave has a distinct style in which elements of hip hop (J Dilla), but also jazz (Tony Willams) come together in intense beats, grooves, virtuosic technique and syncopation. In 2017 he released his debut album with his cult-group The Drumhedz, featuring long time collaborators Bilal, Anderson Paak, Goapele and more. Chris Dave rarely tours this group and we are very happy to welcome him and The Drumhedz for their only Dutch concert in 2019.
”Scattering idioms from all over contemporary music, the drummer operates almost as if his partners and the materials they’re exploring aren’t present – and yet the band is indeed drumhead-tight, giving the ambiguities of simultaneous conversations a mesmerising coherence.”
The Guardian – 2013