David Rokeach - drummer
PHOTOS - David Rokeach, Drums

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With Louie Bellson. Jazz on the Hill 1995,
San Mateo, CA.

Swingin' at the Blue Note with R.C.

Black and white at the Blue Note - Sept. 1990.

With Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin
- VH1 Divas Live. Watch the Video.

With Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin
- VH1 Divas Live

Hangin' with Brother Ray.

With Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, Carole King - VH1 Divas Live

With Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, Carole King - VH1 Divas Live

Hangin' with Aretha at the restaurant.

With David Grisman @ Great American Music Hall, S.F., Merle Saunders CD Release Party Sept. 2004.

With Tony Saunders, David Grisman, and Mike Hinton.

With Aretha Franklin on the set of Good Morning America.

With David Grisman.

With David and Mike.

l With David and Mike.

Cast & crew of the Janis Joplin show "Love, Janis", original members of Big Brother and the Holding Company, Janis' sister Laura, and brother Michael.

Hanging out with Paul Schaffer and members of the Letterman band at CBS studios in Los Angeles.

The George Brooks/Zakir Hussain Group:
(L-R): David Rokeach, Jack Perla, Ashish Khan, Zakir Hussain, George Brooks,
David Belove


20 years later in 2018 with George Brooks and Aspada Featuring Kai Eckhardt and Bass and Osam Ezzeldin on piano.

With Frank Martin, George Brooks, Kai Eckhardt and Amalie Hinman At the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley

With Louie.
"For most of the gig the drummer was Dave Rokeach, but Louie Bellson played for about three numbers and traded fours with Rokeach in one of the high points of the first afternoon."
- Jazz Now, Aug. 1995


Something in the music seemed to have the same effect on our mouths.

A very gracious Louis Bellson after an exhausting duet.


With Taj Mahal, Mark Heshima Williams, and Bob Crawford recording my favorite Mose Allison song "Your Mind is on Vacation and Your Mouth is Working Overtime" for the Moss Allison tribute record "If You’re Going to the City".



With Taj Mahal.



With the phenomenal Gregory Porter, one of the most original and versatile singers in the world today.
This photo was at a concert we played at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium with a 65
piece orchestra. We played material from his Nat King Cole tribute album featuring the incredibly creative arrangements of Vince Mendoza. I actually played with Gregory many years ago, before he was famous. Everyone who heard him knew it was just a matter of time before he achieved wider recognition. So gratifying to see great people have success!



With Jon Faddis, One of the greatest trumpet players in the world and musical director of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, at a concert with an All-Star big band at Stanford University’s Bing auditorium. We played a tribute and retirement party for my good friend, band leader, trumpet player and educator, Fred Berry. A wonderful evening!

More photos: Set 1 | Set 2 | Set 3 | Set 4