Dave Z. Marsalek

Drummer/band leader/Muse Cafe owner-Dave Marsalek was born in Baltimore, MD. He received extensive musical training on drum set, percussion, piano, and cello, which led to a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Drum set in Music Performance from Towson University in Maryland.

After establishing his drumming style niche mixing free jazz, experimental, and drumNbass in several experimental outifts in Baltimore, Dave made a career move to Chicago in order to establish junglebop, freespazz, & live drumNbass in the Midwest. Leading several explorative bands such as SPIZM, Trioizm, Steps(74), Chicago Junglebop Syndicate, and recently joining the eclectic jazzfunkjungle quartet, Doppler Shift, Dave seeks to establish his drumming nationally through touring, gigging around Chicago, and through free jazz and abstract techno and music performances, poetry events, workshops, and art exhibitions at his business/venue, The Muse Cafe.

To find out more about Dave, visit www.myspace.com/spiz and www.musecafechicago.com.