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l_ab79648989d3195b22985bdb3674f93eDrummer, David Cowan a.k.a. “The Young Professor” is a Los Angeles-based musician who is available for recording sessions, and live performances.

He has performed with  great musicians and performers including Brian McKnight, Howard Hewitt, Clark Terry, The Boston Pops, Lalah Hathaway, Frank McComb, Shirley Caesar, Ali Woodson, Daryl Coley, Jennifer Holiday, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., The Fifth Dimension, Tom Coster, Abraham Laboriel Sr. Walter Beasley, Andre Ward, Errica Campbell (from gospel duo Mary Mary) and many more. Currently, David is promoting the latest release from his LA based Afro-Latin funk/Rock band One Tribe Nation!

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what people are saying...

"Dave is a fantastic drummer and a superb mentor. His deep pocket and crazy chops are phenominal! I love playing with him, & have learned some of life's most important lessons through his integrity & musicianship."

Gill Smith II (keyboardist/MD for Lil Wayne)

"... powerful yet musical drumming..."

Rod Morgenstein (Drummer for Winger, Jelly Jam, Dixie Dregs)

"Dave Cowan is a dynamic and deeply musical drummer. His musicianship is on the highest level and he handles a broad spectrum of musical styles. He truly is a drummer's drummer."

Ralph Peterson

"David Cowan is amazing. I am a deep fan of his LIFE-CHANGING intensity focus and passion behind the kit."

Kenwood Dennard (Jaco Pastorius, John Mclaughlin, Dizzy Gillespie Maceo Parker)

"The Young Professor plays drums like a velvet hurricane."

Kristian H (Guitarist/Songwriter/Producer for Melinda)

"I had the pleasure of making music with Dave over a number of years when he played with the Boston Pops. He is a strong, sensitive 'groove master'! I wish I could sing, I'd hire him in a minute to back me up!"

Neil Grover (Percussionist-Boston Pops)

"...a drummer's drummer and a musician's musician. Great time, on time, all the time..."

Tom Stein

"...delivers FIERCE beats..."

Fawn Drake

"Dave Cowan is one of the most inspiring musicians I have had the pleasure to work with. Dave blends youthful energy, masterful experience, technique & natural talent into an extremely pleasant personality and professional attitude. I would recommend him with pride and confidence as a musician, a drummer and a friend."

Tim "TiO" Owens (vocalist for Al McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire)

  • 08/27/17 Ted Vautrinot in El Segundo, CA at Paul Martin’s American Grill
  • 08/31/17 Billy Mitchell in Pasadena, CA at Levitt Pavilion
  • 09/09/17 Billy Mitchell in Los Angeles, CA at Los Angeles (TBA)

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