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Welcome. If you don't know much about me, well……. I'm a drummer, band leader and composer with 9 CDs of my compositions out to date.. I am also a sideman to many wonderful artists in the SF Bay Area. And I am Music and Contributing Editor At Large for DRUM! Magazine. I am also a clinician and Sumer Camp Director for San Jose Jazz and teach drums privately as well.
 

"Wally Schnalle fuses head and heart like few other musicians working today - making the abstract accessible, the complex communal, and delivering deep, soulful grooves with an effortlessness that belies their often fiercely technical foundations" Dave Constantin, DRUM! Magazine
"Fierce modern jazz chops.." Adam Budofsky , Modern Drummer
Lightning fast licks, sleight-of-hand stickwork or pummeling power displays—Wally Schnalle is capable of doing all those things and more. What sets him apart from the pack, however, is his unerring musicality, his ability to make his drums speak in multiple tongues—fluently. Most importantly, he is committed to musical growth.” Nicky Baxter, The Metro, San Jose, California
“Schnalle grooves with grit and grace.....Schnalle’s quartet is awesome.” Chuck Berg ,JazzTimes
“this is major league jazz played with verve, dedication and a whole lot of talent.” Dick Bogle, The Skanner, Seattle/Portland
“Sultry and seductive, these percussion based tunes are sly and tricky.” Babysue, Atlanta
“Schnalle is a serious force on drums. He plays with terrific energy and the kind of controlled abandon needed to propel his hard- driving compositions.” Joel Roberts AllAboutJazz.com
“Schnalle is a powerful drummer who can get in tight behind a soloist and enhance without getting in the way.”Robert Tate, JazzNow
“One of the few drummers that can drive around all sides of the beat.” The Davis Enterprise, Davis, California 

I endorse and use: Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, Vic Firth Sticks and Earthwork Microphones

Idiot Fish 

August 9, 2014

My Newest CD just came out! IDIOT FISH! Please go to www.idiotfish.net and check out this project. I am very proud of this one.
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Sep8

Wally Schnalle

Yoshi's, Oakland

 

Nineteen is one of the Bay Area’s top professional jazz orchestras. A vital part of San Jose's jazz scene, Nineteen has an annual concert season that features world-class guest artists such as Dave Weckl, Mads Tolling, Ernie Watts, Jeff Lorber and Jerry Bergonzi.

Nineteen is pleased to feature virtuoso keyboardist and Oakland native Frank Martin and drummer extraordinaire Wally Schnalle. The group will perform original compositions by both artists as well as compositions by Nineteen musical director Eric Bolvin. To find more information about Nineteen, visit our website: http://www.nineteenjazz.com.

Age limit: All ages

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