Dennis Chambers

228 – Dennis Chambers: Back and better than ever

What can be said about Dennis Chambers that hasn’t already been said? He’s a legend in every aspect of the word and has played stages all around the world with a list of A-list musicians who read like a who’s who of the industry. A legend he may be, but invincible he is not. A fact that became hauntingly true as Dennis fell ill and ended up in a coma. Although it’s been a rough road, Dennis Chambers is back, full of life and playing the drums better than ever.

Dennis Chambers talks about:

  • Starting playing drums at 4 years old
  • Gigging in clubs at 9 years old
  • The first time he heard Miles Davis and Tony Williams
  • Learning from others to develop your unique voice
  • His health scare and the road of recovery
  • Why he doesn’t teach lessons
  • The importance of music history
  • Practice advice
  • Much more

Resources / Links / People Mentioned:

Dennis Chambers plays:

  • Evans Drumheads
  • Pearl Drums
  • Zildjian cymbals and sticks

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