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Dave Tull

Dave Tull
Drummer/Vocalist/Songwriter - email:
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Dave Tull has long been known as one of the world’s finest jazz drummers. Over the last decade he has built a reputation as a gifted jazz singer and songwriter. Dave’s songs, often infused with humor, are written in the American songbook style – new standards waiting to be discovered! Dave’s new CD, “Texting and Driving” will be released in March of 2018. Dave’s celebrated first CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid”, continues to get regular airplay many years after its release. Dave has led his trio at the Vail Jazz Festival, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (with a two-hour broadcast on KKJZ), the Newport Beach Jazz Party, The Nash in Phoenix, The Arts Garage in Boca Raton FL, The Miami Jazz Coop in Coral Gables, FL, Jazz Showcase in Chicago, the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and the “Jazz at Joe’s” concert series in Bend, OR.
In 2016 Dave became the drummer for Barbra Streisand. He has played three tours with Streisand, and plays on her current CD/DVD, “Barbra - The Music..The Mem’ries..The Magic!”, currently on Netflix. Dave toured from 2000-2010 as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione. Dave’s vocal on Mangione’s “The Children of Sanchez” and his bebop scat vocal on “Dizzymiles” were featured at the Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl and The Blue Note in New York City. Dave toured and recorded two CD’s with Maynard Ferguson, 1987-91.
Dave plays drums on four of Michael Bublé’s CD’s including Bublé’s notable version of “Moondance”. Dave has played drums on the FOX TV show “Family Guy” and has backed Seth MacFarlane with The Ron Jones Big Band. Dave is the drummer on nine of Cheryl Bentyne’s (of the Manhattan Transfer) CD’s and has done six tours of Japan with Bentyne. Dave sings on two tracks of her CD “Moonlight Serenade” including a scat solo on the song “Tull Tales”, named after Dave! Dave wrote the vocalese lyric for Bentyne’s “All of You” for her 2009 Cole Porter Songbook CD. Dave has played with Jack Sheldon’s Quartet and Big Band since 1991 and is on Jack’s 2007 CD, “Listen Up”. Richie Cole has featured Dave on drums and vocals, and Cole has arranged two of Dave’s original songs for the band.

“As a wordsmith capable of crafting sly, brilliantly funny, slice-of-life tunes, he is steadily inching toward that exalted plateau inhabited by Dave Frishberg.”
“Dave Tull: Stories of his Own” By Christopher Loudon 07/12/10

“Although best known as a drummer for such notables as Chuck Mangione, Jack Sheldon, Michael Buble and Richie Cole along with his own trio, Dave Tull is also a singer worth discovering. His voice is appealing and he is an expert scat singer.”
Scott Yanow for L.A. Jazz Scene May 2011 -- Issue #284

“Dave Tull’s ‘I Just Want to Get Paid!’ is swingin', romantic and laugh out loud funny-- everything we love about jazz.”
Doug McIntyre of KABC radio, Los Angeles