David Schmalenberger

Independent

David Schmalenberger

About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2010

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Independent
Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra
Chuck Lazarus
Laura Caviani
Daisy Dillman Band
Connie Evingson
David Martin

„I love the numerous, varied sound options available from Paiste. I play in many groups that feature a wide range of musical styles, and I can always find a Paiste cymbal color that fits the bill!“

Setup

David Schmalenberger

Cymbals listed from left to right

16" Signature Fast Crash
17" Signature Fast Crash
14" Signature Dark Energy Light Dark Hats Mark I (discontinued)
21" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I

David Schmalenberger

Cymbals listed from left to right

13" Twenty Series Light Hi Hats
20" Signature Traditionals Light Flatride
20" Masters Dark Ride
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride

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Biography

David Schmalenberger recently performed on drumset/percussion with the Laura Caviani trio, the Minnesota Orchestra, Connie Evingson, the Steeles, Garrison Keillor, Karrin Allyson, Marilyn Maye, the Joan Hutton Jazz Project, the Daisy Dillman Band, Chuck Lazarus, Take That Back!, Cantus, the Florida Orchestra, Rebel Fiddle, DAT Trio, and the Childrens Theatre Company. He also recently recorded with vocalist Connie Evingson (“Sweet Happy Life”), guitarist David Singley (“Good Hope”), trumpeter Chuck Lazarus (“Lovejoy” and “Merry and Bright”), the Laura Caviani trio with Chris Bates (“Mysterious Thelonius” and “Confluence”), Vicky Mountain and David Martin (“Play On”), and the Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra (“Big Alpaca”). David is active as a clinician offering workshops in jazz, percussion, and world music. Schmalenberger has served as adjudicator/clinician for several jazz festivals, both regionally and nationally. He has also presented scholarly papers and clinics for the Percussive Arts Society, the Society for American Music, the Minnesota Music Educators Association, and the International Association of Jazz Education. Schmalenberger received his DMA in Percussion Performance and World Music from West Virginia University, Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Percussion from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies from Capital University. Dr. David Schmalenberger is currently an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg University and Anoka Ramsey Community College in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. David also endorses Premier drums.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds