Dave Tull has long been known as one of the world’s finest jazz drummers. Over the last decade he has built a reputation as a gifted jazz singer and songwriter. Dave’s songs, often infused with humor, are written in the American songbook style – new standards waiting to be discovered! Dave’s newest CD, “Texting and Driving” was released in March of 2018 to rave reviews. Dave was featured on NPR in an interview with Weekend Edition’s Susan Stamberg, and “Texting and Driving” reached #5 on Billboard’s Jazz Album chart. Dave’s celebrated first CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid”, continues to get regular airplay many years after its release. Dave has led his trio three times at the Vail Jazz Festival and Jazz Series, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (with a two-hour broadcast on KKJZ), the Newport Beach Jazz Party, The Nash in Phoenix, The Arts Garage in Boca Raton FL, The Miami Jazz Coop in Coral Gables, FL, Jazz Showcase in Chicago, the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and the “Jazz at Joe’s” concert series in Bend, OR.
In 2016 Dave became the drummer for Barbra Streisand. He has played three tours with Streisand, and plays on her current CD, “Barbra - The Music..The Mem’ries..The Magic!”, currently on Netflix. Dave toured from 2000-2010 as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione. Dave’s vocal on Mangione’s “The Children of Sanchez” and his bebop scat vocal on “Dizzymiles” were featured at the Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl and The Blue Note in New York City. Dave toured and recorded two CD’s with Maynard Ferguson, 1987-91.
Dave plays drums on four of Michael Bublé’s CD’s including Bublé’s notable version of “Moondance”. Dave has played drums on the FOX TV show “Family Guy” and has backed Seth MacFarlane with The Ron Jones Big Band. Dave is the drummer on nine of Cheryl Bentyne’s (of the Manhattan Transfer) CD’s and has done six tours of Japan with Bentyne. Dave sings on two tracks of her CD “Moonlight Serenade” including a scat solo on the song “Tull Tales”, named after Dave! Dave wrote the vocalese lyric for Bentyne’s “All of You” for her 2009 Cole Porter Songbook CD. Dave has played with Jack Sheldon’s Quartet and Big Band since 1991 and is on Jack’s 2007 CD, “Listen Up”. Richie Cole has featured Dave on drums and vocals, and Cole has arranged two of Dave’s original songs for the band.