Dave DiCenso | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Dave DiCenso

Independent, Josh Groban

I have been playing drums since I was a toddler. I have had the good fortune to be able to play with a diverse array of artists in my career, including Josh Groban, Hiromi, Duran Duran, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Steve Morse Band, Cro-Mags, Carole King, and many more. I am also a professor at Berklee College of Music, and have been blessed to be able to share what I have learned; to give back. Aside from the love of family and friends, I have found nothing else in life that drives or impassions me more than music.

Dave DiCenso's setup

1.15" A Zildjian New Beat HiHats – Pair

2.20" K Custom Special Dry Crash

3.14" ZXT Trashformer over 10" K Splash *

4.20" A Crash Ride w/ 3 Rivets *

5.20" FX Oriental Crash of Doom

* May be prototype or discontinued

Dave DiCenso

in 3

1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Discovering ideas. Chasing ideas. Harnessing ideas. Creativity. Collaboration. Connection. Catharsis. Service. Healing. These are things that inspire me. Without them, I vibrate at a lower frequency.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Remember, you won't always love what you're doing, even though you may be doing what you love. Don't let this fool you. If you are answering a calling, the truth will be revealed.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

I enjoy juxtaposing a 20" K Custom Special Dry Crash and a 20" A Crash Ride. These two cymbals create a marked contrast while having similar enough characteristics that I feel I am painting with complementary colors.

Behind the kit

Dave DiCenso Drum Solo - Drumeo

Dave DiCenso: Drum Solo - Part 2

Dave DiCenso Live at DCP - The Turk - DiCenso/Clark Expedition

Zildjian Performance - Dave DiCenso - A Zildjian

Check out our other artists

Peter Erskine

The Dr. Um Band

Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd Band

Akira Jimbo

CASIOPEA

Photo Credits:
Profile: Dan Caron
Header: Jonathan Mover