February 17th, 2023 8:30pm Stage 3
Confronting and engaging his audience, the one thing Dave Drake isn’t is predictable. But if uproarious applause, and calls of “genius!” and “encore!” are anything to go by, that suits tonight’s audience just fine.” - The Argus
“Dave isn't afraid of a simple, appealing tune, but also delights in unexpected shifts of rhythm and register – jagged handfuls of notes drift like petals tossed over deep still pools of bass.” - Jazzwise
Dave Drake is a vocalist + pianist from the UK who has been praised and recognized for his captivating songs. Together with his band “Dave Drake & Common Ground” he plays sets of his original material that have impressed audiences across NYC and beyond.
Besides leading this band, Dave has also played sold out sets at other venues across the world such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), Jimmy Glass (Valencia) and the Duc Des Lombards (Paris). He has also performed on piano together with Theo Croker, Dayna Stephens, Will Vinson, Lionel Loueke, Andrew Cyrille and many others.