Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Legendary drummer Dave Weckl has formed a new band with his longtime collaborator, bassist Tom Kennedy. The Dave Weckl-Tom Kennedy Project, touring in support of Kennedy’s forthcoming new album, will also feature veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini and keyboardist Stu Mindeman. For more than forty years, Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community, as one of the greatest living drummers. Modern Drummer magazine has inducted Weckl into their Hall of Fame and named him “one of the 25 best drummers of all time.” Kennedy is an accomplished touring and studio musician who ranks as one of the top acoustic and electric bass players in the world. His credits include performances and recordings with both mainstream legends and leading contemporary players. LA Weekly writes that Tom’s playing is “nothing short of inspiring.”