When the music is great, and the artists at play are the tops in their field, Denny Seiwell is there! In a career that has traveled from the intimacy of New York’s most respected Jazz Clubs, to Rock’s biggest stadiums, to countless sessions in the studio, Denny has proven himself one of the most respected musicians at work today.
Denny is better known for his work with Paul McCartney and many of the classic Rock tracks of the time such as “My Love” and “Live and Let Die”, but his first days in the studio were Jazz recordings with artists like JJ Johnson & Kai Winding, Astrud Gilberto, Gary Mac Farland, Eumir Deodato. Paul McCartney came to New York looking for session players to record his RAM album. Denny was his choice as drummer for the project, and Denny’s Jazz career was put on hold. “Recording with a Beatle will damage your Jazz Career” Denny says with a hint of laughter in the delivery.
Denny’s signature drumming can be heard on records with artists such as John Denver, James Brown, Billy Joel’s “Cold Spring Harbor,” Janis Joplin’s posthumus “Farewell Song” album, Art Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, and Donovan. Denny also performed in the Who’s “Tommy” opera – live in London with the London Symphony featuring Roger Daltry, Keith Moon and Peter Sellers. A consummate musician, Denny also studied the craft of production, having worked alongside master producers such as Paul McCartney, George Martin, Phil Ramone, Andrew Oldham, Richard Perry and Leon Russell.
Denny’s drumming can also be heard on over 100 CDs, countless TV & Radio commercials, Film scores and TV shows. Denny’s passion for music, his human spirit, his training and abilities have earned him the reputation as one of the industries’ most respected drummers.