Modern Drummer Magazine described David Calarco as...
..."one of the hottest acoustic jazz drummers around today. His style of driving bop and post-bop is only matched by his abilities as a teacher and clinician. David has played with some of the most renowned Jazz artists and his body of work continues to grow and impress audiences worldwide."
David is best known for his extensive work over the years with poll winning saxophonist Nick Brignola. An alumni of the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has also appeared throughout North America and Europe 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 and was just recently profiled and featured in the June 2012 issue.
David is currently an endorser for Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads, Vic Firth Sticks and Extreme Isolation Headphones.
- Jonathan Lorentz - “BORDERS”
- David Calarco - “COUNTDOWN”
- David Calarco - “THIS THING OF OURS”
- Nick Brignola - “THE ENDANGERED SPECIES”
- Nick Brignola - “SIGNALS IN FROM SOMEWHERE”
- Nick Brignola - “NORTHERN LIGHTS”
- Nick Brignola - “LIVE IN LA”
- Doug Sertl - “UPTOWN EXPRESS”
- The Jazz Menagerie Big Band - “GROOVIN”
- Willie Thomas, Bunky Green - “DISCOVER JAZZ”
Snare - single ply Texture Coated on top, Classic Clear snare side
Toms - single ply Texture Coated on top, Classic Clears on bottom
Bass Drum - coated Force I on the batter, Texture Coated on the resonant side
Aquarian drumheads are simply the best tool I can find to allow me to do what I do on the drums, the best that I can. The tone and response that I'm able to get with them gives me a distinct yet appropriate voice on the instrument and their playability is unmatched. They are an integral part of my sound.