About Aubrey



A brief overview of Aubrey Dayle's musical past

At the age of 5 Aubrey started to study the accordion and piano. After completing his formal education at McGill University and Manhattan School of Music, in classical and jazz percussion, Aubrey went on to perform in varied situations.

He has toured with James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Hassan Hakmoun (support act for Peter Gabriel), God Street wine, The John Popper Band, Sam Rivers, Ernest Ranglin and several other artists. While living in New York City, he continued to perform in diverse situations. He spent two years on Broadway playing a show called “Bring in ‘Da noise Bring in Da Funk”. He also played on the David Letterman show and the Jay Leno show as part of the John Popper Band. Aubrey also performed at the famous Carnegie Hall with the New York Metro Mass choir.

Aubrey continues to work with James ‘Blood’ Ulmer in a trio, The Music Revelation Ensemble, and with his Memphis Blood Blues band that features guitarist Vernon Reid. He also leads a project called “My id” that occasionally includes Vernon Reid as a special guest. He has released three CD’s with “My id”. Both Cd’s include special guest performances with Vernon Reid and other great artist. Aubrey has recovered fully from kidney transplant surgery and is back to performing full time in support of his latest CD called Jewel as well as the documentary film “StayAubrey!”  His latest project is called “On Topic” with bassist Brad Cheeseman and Kim Ratcliffe.



Everyone can play!

Over the many years that I have been teaching drums, I have come to realize that everyone can play. It may take longer for some to understand and execute certain musical concepts but eventually every single one has learned to play to some degree. My goal is to help people find their inner musician. I do this by being patient and empathetic. Essentially, if you put in the effort I guarantee you will be able to play the drums.


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Selected Discography

Below you will find a selection of recordings featuring me as both leader and sideman.

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