Dennis Chambers

Dennis Chambers

Milton “Dennis” Chambers (born May 9, 1959),[1] is an American drummer.

He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2001. In an interview by Bonedo in 2011, Chambers mentioned Clyde Stubblefield, Al Jackson Jr., Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Husband, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, and Tony Williams as some of his influences. In 1978 (at 18 years old) he joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them until 1985.[3] In 1986 he joined the John Scofield band. Since then he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music.[4]

He has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others.

He has toured extensively with Carlos Santana and makes appearances with his band Niacin.

In December 2004, Chambers earned an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music during the inauguration of current president, Roger H. Brown.

Source – Wikipedia

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