Dave O’Neill brings diverse talent as a drummer and vibraphonist to the stage. His extensive contemporary backdrop, festival tours and years accompanying dancers provide the calibre behind the kit. This versatility is combined with an artistry that surfaces gems off the beaten track.
Dave has crafted this show as a tribute to the subtle and profound music of Ed Bickert. Ed has had a deep influence on all members of the band for music that is first and always deeply musical, never chasing technique over purpose.
Dave’s quartet features long-time musical companions Bob Shields on guitar, Rob Fekete on keys and Meredith Nelson on bass. The connection these musicians have developed over two decades on stage together comes through in their tracks and videos including C Jam Blues.
Dave has been mentored by the jazz drumming of Barry Elmes, Bob McLaren, Ernie Porthouse, Kevin Dempsey, and John Cheeseman the Latin percussion of Memo Acevedo and Rodrigo Chavez, and the African dance drumming of Joseph Ashong.
Bob Shields – guitar
Rob Fekete – piano
Meredith Nelson – bass
Dave O’Neill – drums
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