Vics Las Vegas

Dave Tull – Live at Vic’s Las Vegas with Dave Loeb and John Belzaguy

  • June 15th, 2024
  • 7:00PM and 8:30PM
Singing from the drums, Dave brings to the stage a rare combination of joyous songwriting, world-class jazz singing and drumming. Think “Frishberg meets Gershwin”. Dave’s songs have been called both “laugh out loud funny” and inspiring of “soul searching and introspection”. Dave Tull’s latest release, “Texting and Driving” was the #2 most requested new album of 2018 on SiriusXM Real Jazz, and was featured by NPR’s Susan Stamberg on Weekend Edition. “Texting and Driving” rose to #5 on the Billboard Jazz Chart, and #3 on the Billboard Comedy Chart in the same week!
Dave’s celebrated first CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid”, continues to get regular airplay many years after its release.

When not leading his own trio, Dave is one of the busiest drummers on the scene. In 2016 Dave became the drummer for Barbra Streisand and has played five tours with Streisand including Madison Square Garden in July 2019, and on Barbra’s GRAMMY NOMINATED live Netflix concert video, “Barbra – “The Music..The Mem’ries..The Magic!”. Dave toured from 2000-2010 as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione. Dave is the drummer on Pixar’s popular series, “Forky Asks A Question” and Disney’s “Monsters At Work”.

David Loeb is director of the Division of Jazz and Commercial Music and a professor of music at UNLV’s, School of Music. He has performed as a jazz pianist with Arturo Sandoval, Nancy Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Williams, Tom Harrell, Anita O’Day, Bill Watrous, Tom Scott, Bobby Shew, Karrin Allyson, Paul Horn, Natalie Cole, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, Ray Brown, Joe Locke, and many others. As a session pianist in Los Angeles recording studios, Loeb played for television shows including Family GuyQuantum Leap, and the Emmy Awards, and movies including TedThe Birdcage, and Pocahontas.

John Belzaguy: A recent ex-patriot from New York City, John has been very active since his arrival in Santa Fe, with the Latin jazz group, “Yoboso”. He is a very proficient upright bass player whose major New York playing experience includes work with Fred Hersch and Howard McGee.

His style is largely influenced by Paul Chambers and Percy Heath, which makes him the ideal bass player for the group. John’s experience contributes a lot to our diversity, thus allowing the rhythm section to be equally comfortable as a trio or sextet.