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David Calarco



Described by Modern Drummer Magazine as… “one of the hottest acoustic jazz drummers around today!”, David Calarco is best known for his extensive work with the late great poll-winning saxophonist Nick Brignola. He has also appeared all over the world performing with such jazz artists as: Tom Harrell, Dave Holland, Randy Brecker, Kenny Barron, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Gerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, George Garzone and many others. Reviews of his playing have appeared in most major jazz publications, including Downbeat, Coda, Cadence, Jazz Times and Stereo Review. He has appeared in Modern Drummer magazine both as a featured artist and as a contributing clinician.

An alumni of the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, David is a highly respected clinician, having presented clinics at some of the leading music schools in the country including: North Texas St. Univ., the Eastman School of Music and the Univ. of Miami as well as his alma mater, Berklee.

While continuing to freelance with other artists, David also performs with his own groups under the name, “The Jazz Conclave”. His first CD as a leader on the BMC music label is titled “Countdown” and features trumpeter Tom Harrell, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, pianist Fred Hersch, bassist John Lockwood and guitarist Chuck D’Aloia.

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Modern Drummer Portraits: David Calarco

Reprinted with permission from Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. 2012 by Ron Petrides A veteran jazzer proves that you can make a mark outside New Yor

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