In the run up to A celebration of Cuban music at The Jazz Cafe ft. Diáspora12-piece + Fiesta Latina on 30th October, we're running an artist focus on the players joining us for the night.
Dave, master drummer, accomplished arranger and percussion section leader is one of the founding members of Diáspora. Dave and Rory met at the RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music where they put together a one-off 19-piece band supporting Bassekou Kouyaté, and they have been playing together since 2009. Trained at the college with Dave Hassell, Dave is an experienced artist in his own right having directed his own salsa band and working with many orchestras and ensembles across the UK. Currently based in Dorset south-west England, Dave combines an intensive performing, teaching and recording schedule with an open university degree to boot. Dave contributed to some of the writing on Diaspora's upcoming album and leads a burning hot Bateria.
UNITED IN THE LATIN BEAT