David MacDougall is a versatile drummer and percussionist who plays in Toronto’s jazz, pop and folk scenes and brings a sense of musicality and groove to all the projects he’s involved with, including R&B singer Stephanie Martin and Juno-winning producer Chad Irschick, Juno-nominated songwriter George Meanwell, Andrew Austin, cajun party band Swamperella, Sean Bray’s Peach Trio, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, and bebop phenom Brian De Lima. With these groups and others Dave has toured across Canada and the US and played at many major festivals and venues. Dave also has extensive experience in musical theatre, most recently in the pit for Acting Up Stage’s Dora-nominated production of “Falsettos”, and their Dora-winning “Caroline, or Change.” Additionally David was the sub for Bob Disalle at Stage West Theatre and was involved in numerous productions over the last five years. He has also been playing with Christian James Band (country-roots-rock) and Jeffery Straker. David has maintained a busy performance and teaching schedule since graduating from the University of Toronto Jazz Program in 2003. He uses Headhunters MG and HG C model as well as various brushes and other striking implements, and is proud to have been involved with the company since 2006. Dave also endorses: Istanbul Agop cymbals.
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