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Dave has been a judge since 2016

Dave Harris

Bitter Jester Music Festival Judge

Dave is a professional drummer, percussionist, and teacher. He plays with many different kinds of bands in the Chicago area and teaches private drum lessons to students of all ages at his home in Northbrook. Dave grew up in Wilmette, Illinois and graduated from New Trier West High School in 1973. He studied percussion at Southern Illinois University and at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.