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  Chad Wackerman

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Sunday, March 25 (This event repeats every year)

Chad Wackerman

Chad Wackerman, born on March 25, 1960 in Long Beach, California, is an American jazz-fusion and rock drummer, best known for his seven year association with Frank Zappa. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Chad has worked as a band member, session musician, sideman, and bandleader of his own jazz trio.

He has recorded and/or toured with such artists as Tom Grant, Colin Hay, Allan Holdsworth, Albert Lee, Ed Mann, John Patitucci, Joe Sample, Barbra Streisand, Andy Summers, James Taylor, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Frank Zappa, Banned From Utopia and The World Drummers Ensemble (Bill Bruford, Luis Conte, Dou Dou Ndiaye Rose and Chad Wackerman). Chad was also the drummer for the house band on the first Dennis Miller late night talk show.

As a band leader and composer, Chad has five critically acclaimed CDs: Forty Reasons, The View, Scream, Legs Eleven and his 2012 release, Dreams Nightmares and Improvisations. Chad has written music for the television show 'The Dennis Miller Show', as well as composing music for Allan Holdsworth's Secrets, Wardenclyffe Tower and Sixteen Men of Tain CDs. His trio has a performance DVD, Hits Live.

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