Brian Chase

Brian Chase is an American drummer playing in the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He was ranked at #50 in Gigwise's list of The Greatest Drummers of All Time.

Chase grew up on Long Island, New York, attending Friends Academy in Locust Valley and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Chase met Karen O at Ohio's Oberlin College, and he joined the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2000 after the original drummer left the trio.

He has performed in a number of experimental duos with other musicians such as Stefan Tcherepnin and Seth Misterka, with whom he released a CD Duo on the Australian Heathen Skulls label in 2007. Other musicians he has played with include Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Moppa Elliott, and groups Oakley Hall, Blarvuster, and klezmer-fusionists The Sway Machinery.

In May 2010 the Chase/Misterka Duo performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and then a month long Australian tour. A second record The Shape of Sound was released to coincide.

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