David Hassell


Timpani and Percussion - Drum Set, Latin American and Ethnic Percussion

One of the UK’s foremost authorities on Latin American music

Leader of his band Apitos

For over thirty years, David has been playing in a diverse range of musical settings. For twenty years he was very active as a session musician; however, the last 10 years have been devoted to live performance and education. Dave has worked with many of Britain's leading jazz musicians as well as many of the visiting American players, such as Charles McPherson, Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Al Grey, Clarke Terry, Joe Newman, Art Farmer, Mundel Lowe, Ron Jackson, E T Mensa and Dr John, to name a few. He is also one of the UK's foremost authorities on Latin American music and leads his own band, Apitos.

Dave is currently an endorsee for Sabian Cymbals and PJ Percussion and also the author of three successful drum tutor books.

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