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Dennis Chambers Workshop

Dennis Chambers is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/ Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play “in the pocket” but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.

A colleague of his the Grammy awarded Viktor Wooten says about him: “Dennis is a word class musician. He has his own sound and he is a musical leader. People play their instruments differently after listening to him play. He has made me a better musician. Playing with him is amazing because its rhythm is like no other. That’s why everyone wants him in his band. And if he knows he can handle it, he will expand his limits.”

June 14, 2019 16:30
June 15, 2019 17:15

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