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‘The set progresses through hard-rocking drama (the excellent David Ingamells is on drums)…’

John Fordham, The Guardian, February 2017


Based in London, David Ingamells has established himself as one of the most versatile jazz drummers of his generation. He performs regularly at all the major jazz clubs and venues in the UK, such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, the 606, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Café Posk, and PizzaExpress Live. On the international scene, he has made appearances at the Riverboat Jazz Festival in Silkeborg, Denmark (The Dixie Ticklers, 2018), Cork Jazz Festival (Jon Shenoy, 2018) and in Seville (The Dixie Ticklers, 2016). Equally at home in large and small ensembles, he is the drummer for Kate Williams' Four Plus Three, the Helena Kay Trio, and the Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio, performing frequently with the London City Big Band, the Andrew Linham Orchestra, and the London Jazz Orchestra.

David also has a busy touring schedule. Recent highlights include the Helena Kay Trio UK tour (2018), Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio UK tour (2018 and 2017), Henry Spencer and Juncture UK tour (2017), and Eduardas Armonas Lithuania tour (2015). He was also the drummer for Night at The Bombay Roxy (2017), an immersive theatre piece at the High Street Kensington branch of Dishoom which met with critical acclaim.

His discography includes Finding Home [to be released in 2019] (Kate Williams Four Plus Three), Moon Palace (Helena Kay Trio), Dead Pan Party (Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio), The Reasons Don’t Change (Henry Spencer & Juncture), Fours, Vol. 1 (Alam Nathoo), and Four Plus Three (Kate Williams Four Plus Three). Film credits include Liars & Cheats (2018; dir. Jacob Migicovsky), Radio (2018; dir. Daniel Hammersley), Avenue to Nowhere (2014; dir. Jacob Migicovsky), and Passing By (2014; Palle Nodeland). He has also recorded live for BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now (Helena Kay, 2016), BBC Radio London (Kai Hoffman, 2015 and 2017) and BBC Radio 3's World on Three (Khiyo, 2015).


David studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where his teachers included Trevor Tomkins and Ralph Salmins. Graduating with First Class Honours in 2013, he was awarded the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship, the Chartered Surveyors’ Prize, and a two-year GSMD Fellowship.