NEW RELEASE BY DAVID SIRKIS
'Unleash Your Wild Self' (single)
Out January 6th
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David Sirkis - Drums, Composition, Arrangement
Itamar Borochov - Trumpet
Yuval Drabkin - Tenor Saxophone
Yoav Eshed - Guitar
Guy Moskovich - Piano
Oren Hardy - Bass
Recorded & mixed by Yaron Mohar
Mastered by Michael Perez
“As an educator and bassist who has worked with Al Foster, Bill Stewart, and Brian Blade, I am in a unique position of being able to judge the talents of rhythm section players. David Sirkis is one of the most gifted musicians I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He goes above and beyond the call, like Al, Bill and Brian”.
David Sirkis is an Israeli drummer and composer based in Tel Aviv and NYC. Since his return to Tel Aviv due to the covid-19 outbreak, Sirkis established himself as one of the most in-demand drummers and bandleaders in Israel, performing regularly at high-end festivals and venues, with world-renowned jazz musicians such as Shai Maestro, Yonatan Voltzok, Barak Mori and more.
About the single 'Unleash Your Wild Self':
"I wrote this piece thinking about what moves me when listening to music, coming to the conclusion it is always a sincere unrestrained self-expression. My favorite music was created by people who were devoted to finding their voice and expressing it masterfully, and the title is a reminder to myself to follow their path."
Using advanced rhythmic concepts, haunting melodies, and a stellar band, Sirkis is capturing the attempt of an artist to express himself freely through his art.
David Sirkis grew up in a musical family, with both of his parents working as opera singers in his early life. He was exposed to all different kinds of music but it wasn’t until he heard The Beatles that he first decided he wanted to play the drums.
Sirkis attended Thelma Yellin School for the Arts for high school. During his junior year, he was selected to participate in the prestigious “Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop” Program, led by Terri Lynn Carrington and Rick DiMuzzio, with a full residential scholarship. The chosen participants were divided into 2 bands and got to perform around Boston as well as recording their original music at Berklee’s professional studios. In his years at Thelma Yellin, Sirkis was fortunate to go on two different tours with the representative band of the school in Germany and San Diego. He has also received excellence scholarships from the “America-Israel Cultural Foundation” in 2013 extending through 2020.
After graduating, Sirkis started his service in the Israel Defence Forces under the distinction of “Outstanding Musician,” as well as studying in The Center of Jazz Studies in Tel Aviv.
After moving to New York in August 2018 in order to finish his bachelor degree in jazz performance at the “New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music”, Sirkis quickly became an active player in the local scene, playing in multiple venues and bands, including a residency at Fat Cat jazz club with trumpeter Don Hahn, who has worked with Buddy Rich, Manyard Ferguson and many more earlier in his career. As a result of covid-19 outbreak in 2020, Sirkis has moved back to Tel Aviv and is now one of the most important and on-demand drummers in the country, playing almost every night with the top of Israel's jazz artists, such as Shai Maestro, Barak Mori, Amit Friedman, Yonatan Voltzok, Gilad Ronen, and many more.
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