• "sophisticated and sharp" - Rolling Stone
  • "the best in jazz coming out of Ireland" - Independent
  • "incredible sophistication and relevance" - Hot Press
  • "an extraordinary drummer" - Time Out London
  • "outstanding...endlessly inventive" - Evening Express
Described by Rolling Stone as 'one of the best, robust listening experiences you're likely to have all year', Ireland's only MOBO Award nominated musician David Lyttle shifts seamlessly between the personas of jazz drummer, recording artist, composer and producer. His latest album Faces features collaborations with jazz icon Joe Lovano and hip hop visionary Talib Kweli. Last year he carried out a 5000 mile, travelling U.S. residency in his red Cadillac DeVille, performing for cowboys, UFO tourists, bikers and the unsuspecting public in an attempt to understand what people really think of jazz. He also spent six weeks as the British Council's Musician In Residence in East China.
This year David will perform in the UK, Canada, Europe and China, including some special trio dates featuring guitar icon Kurt Rosenwinkel.
16/2/18: David will perform several special dates in a new standards trio featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel...
29/1/18: Listen TO DAVID's Tapes From China podcast...
1/8/17: Irish Examiner's in-depth feature on David's U.S. artist residency...
9/5/17: NPR feature on David's tribute to jazz legend Art Blakey at the site of his Pittsburgh childhood home...