• "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
MOBO Award nominated Northern Irish musician David Lyttle shifts seamlessly between the personas of jazz drummer, composer, producer and record label owner. He has collaborated with some of the world's most prestigious artists, from jazz giants Joe Lovano and Kurt Rosenwinkel to hip hop visionaries Talib Kweli and Soweto Kinch. He has brought his unique performance concepts to the U.S., where last year he carried out a 5000 mile, coast-to-coast residency in his red Cadillac DeVille, performing jazz for cowboys, UFO tourists, bikers and the unsuspecting public, and China where he spent six weeks as the British Council's Musician In Residence and made a further two visits with his solo drums show this year.
David's work has been written about in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Examiner.
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...