Dante' Pope is  a multi-genre percussionist from the westside of Chicago, based in Washington, DC. Dante’ serves as the newest addition to Grammy Award Winning, Nashville based group, Old Crow Medicine Show as the percussionist and featured vocalist. Dante’ was featured on percussions and vocals on the 2019 Grammy-nominated album called, ‘Black Cowboys.’   After his time with Dom Flemons, Dante’ served as drummer and music director for soul artist and lyricist Raheem Devaugh and Wes Felton, known as The Crossrhodes. His arranging and musicianship was featured for their TNPR Tiny Desk Concert in 2017. 

Since his debut EP release, 'After Five Music,' in 2019, he has released several singles and EP's based in soul, jazz, blues and hip hop  traditions. As a solo act, he has played the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, The Strathmore Performing Arts Center, DC Jazz Festival and a host of venues throughout the US. Off-stage, Dante’ has served on the DC Chapter of The Recording Academy Board for over two years and ended his term mid 2023 as Vice President.  He currently serves as a Governor.

Through service and education programs he uses his diverse musical background as a conduit for change through percussive clinics, community events and partnerships with local performing arts and education institutions.  He’s partnered with the Kennedy Center, The Strathmore Center for The Performing Arts, DC Mayor’s Youth Summer Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago Public Schools and DC Public Schools, just to name a few. Currently, he is working with neuroscientist turned playwright, Dr. Jessica Phillips-Silver on her project, "Finding Rhythm." The duo used a DC Commission on The Arts grant to create a children's musical that Dante' produced, arranged and scored. It hit the Kennedy Center  Family Stage in October of 2022 and is currently running a pilot program with DC Public Schools in 2023. 


"No matter the stage or audience, I am here to entertain, educate and inform. "