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The Dave King Trio set for Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver / The Georgia Straight

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Like all the best drummers, Dave King seems animated by an inner spark-but while a lot of his peers save their inspiration for the sticks and skids, his finds expression in many curious ways. Not only does he play with jazz innovators the Bad Plus, he's part of five other bands, including two of his own, the extroverted, sax-heavy Dave King Trucking Company and the somewhat more traditional, piano-based Dave King Trio. On top of that, he's a radio host, with a weekly show on Minnesota Public Radio, and a YouTube star, primarily for the wildly funny "instructional videos" he issues under the Rational Funk banner. (Should you ever find yourself auditioning for Lady Gaga, make sure to check out Episode 21 first.)

Just where, your slothful scribe wants to know, does he find the energy?

The Dave King Trio plays Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver on Sunday (February 18), and King will present his Rational Funk Live workshop at the same venue at 3 p.m.

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