Anyone who wants to hear one of the most sought-after and
respected drummers these days, does well to circle Chris
Dave's name in the festival program. He has been typified
as the most dangerous drummer in the world by ?uestlove (The Roots)
for good reason. Dangerous, because he is able to re-invent
everything you can do with the drums. This exotic approach and the
capacity to thrive in every musical setting, whether it is jazz,
hip hop or R&B, makes Dave a living legend on the musicscape.
He has singlehandedly created a sound that no other drummer can
re-create and is a musical beacon for a new generation of drummers.
Chances are that those who saw D'Angelo, Bilal, Kenny Garrett,
Terrence Blanchard or Robert Glasper, also heard Dave. His latest
projects can be heard on Adele's 21 and Maxwell's
BLACKsummers' Night. Dave has been a guest at North Sea
Jazz many times before. This year is his first edition with his
personal line-up, Drumhedz.