David W. Hansen

Music Professional: drummer, percussionist, bandleader, instructor.

NEW Album released Nov 6, 2017 Listen/Download a copy today

It's all about the groove

bio

David Hansen performs on drum set and percussion in varying settings from jazz (Modern to all styles), Latin, funk to early New Orleans jazz (Trad jazz/Dixieland) and 2nd Line brass bands. In addition to performing he is a band-leader, music contractor and music agent.


At the age of eight, he began lessons on snare drum (rudiments and reading), and studied with educating and nurturing instructors. David has an Associate Diploma in Music (1984) from Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University), Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Jazz Studies Performance – Percussion Emphasis (1990) from the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), Denton, TX.


He has performed internationally and locally with many early jazz ensembles including the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Onward Brass Band, Tim Laughlin and his own Garden District Band and New Orleans Spice Brass Band.


Look for David performing in a modern jazz setting with his Garden District Band seven nights a week at Houston's Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue beginning at 6:45pm nightly

video

Check out a few video links from performances.

continued studies - lessons

Performing jazz has a never-ending learning curve that is extremely fulfilling.

  • Fundamentals: rudiments
  • Practice routine
  • Listening, transcribing
  • Performing

All styles of drumming require a sound foundation to move forward to a professional level. Jazz is a performance art-form that constantly requests a deeper understanding as you learn and grow to understand this musical genre.


If you are interested in drum set and percussion studies contact us today. Use the "drop us a line" button, under "contact us" below.

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David W. Hansen: drummer, musician, bandleader

PO Box 24369, New Orleans, Louisiana 70184

(504) 427-2008

Local performance

Hansen's Garden District Trio

(nightly for over eleven years)


Houston's Restaurant

1755 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70130


Mon to Thur: 6:45-9:15pm

Fri/Sat: 6:45-9:45pm

Sunday: 6:00-8:30pm

Events

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Live Drum Cam

11/21/2017

Drummer, David W. Hansen

performing with Vic Firth Legacy Brushes

#HansenJazz #GardenDistrictBand

... overhead drum cam where you can listen with a unique view.

performing on: Yamaha Drums, Remo drum heads.

Live Drum Cam

 

11/21/2017

Drummer, David W. Hansen

performing with Vic Firth MJC3 drum sticks. (Modern Jazz Collection)

#HansenJazz #GardenDistrictBand

... overhead drum cam where you can listen with a unique view.

performing on: Yamaha Drums, Remo drum heads.

Video Modern Jazz

Modern jazz "live" at Houston's


David W. Hansen: drummer, percussionist, band leader, agent.

Video trad jazz

Trad jazz "live" in Italy


Drummer, David W. Hansen performing at an International jazz festival in Rimini, Italy

Video Brass Band

Hansen's New Orleans Spice Brass Band


"Live" opening the Campeche International Jazz Festival in Mexico (2nd year). David Hansen performing on snare drum.

CD / Albums / Garden District Band

Garden District Trio

Then and Now

2015 release with Jordan Baker on piano, Richard Moten on bass and David Hansen on drum set.

Garden District Trio

On The Avenue

2014 release with Jeff Lashway on piano, Ed Wise on bass and David Hansen on drum set.

Garden District Trio

Live Sessions Volume 07-27-2013

2013 release with Michael pellera on piano, Ed Wise on bass and David hansen on drums.

Garden District Trio

Live In New Orleans (Snug Harbor)

2011 release with Tom Hook on piano, Chris Sharkey on bass and David Hansen on drum set.

Garden District Trio

Live Sessions Volume 05-12-10

2010 release with Jeff Lashway on piano, Chris Sharkey on bass and David Hansen on drum set.

Garden District Trio

Back In New Orleans

2007 release with Tom Hook on piano, Chris Sharkey on bass and David Hansen on drum set.

CD / Albums / Bands

Garden District Band

View all of our CD / Albums / Digital Downloads for the Garden District Band

New Orleans Spice Brass Band

2001 release 

A New Orleans Brass Band with many international performances

Original Dixieland Jazz Band

View three of four CD / Albums / Digital Downloads for the ODJB.

Johnette Downing and Jimmy LaRocca's Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Dixieland Jazz for Children

2008 release

Garden District Trio

Live Sessions Volume 05-13-10

released 2010 featuring Jeff Lashway on piano, Chris Sharkey on bass and David Hansen on drum set.


Garden District Trio

Live Sessions Volume 08-15-12

released 2012 featuring Eduardo Tozzatto on piano, Nobu Ozaki on bass and David Hansen on drum set.

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