One the most influential drummers in contemporary music


  • July 28, 2024

    Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:00PM

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  • July 29, 2024

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Steve Gadd (leader, drums)

Steve Gadd is one of the most sought-after studio musicians in the world. Regarded as one the most influential drummers in contemporary music, Gadd can play anything, easily bridging different musical styles. His feel, technique, and musicality on such tunes as Paul Simon's "Fifty Ways", Steely Dan's "Aja", and Chick Corea's "Nite Sprite" were so awe-inspiring and his concepts so innovative that they instantly assured his special position in the history of the percussive arts. Gadd attended the Manhattan School of Music for two years, and then went on to finish at Eastman School of Music. Prior to that, he studied privately with Bill and Stanley Street and John Beck. He established himself with the great Chuck Mangione, and then spent three years in the Army prior to coming to New York City for studio work in 1971. Gadd rapidly rose to prominence on the studio scene. His resume includes a variety of artists, including Carly Simon, Phoebe Snow, Aretha Franklin, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Scott, Frank Sinatra, and Stuff. After a period of touring and recording with his own band, the Gadd Gang, he provided the spark that ignited Paul Simon's South African inspired, Grammy Award-winning recordings and dynamic live touring band. Today, Gadd is as busy as ever, balancing frequent recording dates with a hectic touring schedule that includes high profile artists such as Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Kate Bush, and Paul Simon. He has been equally passionate about producing some personal projects on which he also plays drums: The Gaddabouts (w/Edie Brickell, Andy Fairweather Low, & Pino Palladino), Mikarimba (w/Mika Stoltzman & Eddie Gomez), Steve Gadd & Friends, L’Image (w/Tony Levin, Mike Mainieri, Dave Spinozza, & Warren Bernhardt), Pedro Martinez Group, and Steve Gadd Band.

Michael Landau (guitar)

Michael Landau is a prolific session guitarist who has played on a large number of albums since the early 1980s with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Helen Watson, Richard Marx, Steve Perry, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis to name a few. In addition to his session work, Landau has also fronted several bands including Raging Honkies and Burning Water. In the early 1980s, he was in the band Maxus that featured future Los Angeles session musicians Robbie Buchanan, Jay Gruska, and Doane Perry. Michael is also leader of the Michael Landau Group. He has been touring with James Taylor since 1991.

Walt Fowler (flugelhorn/trumpet)

Walt Fowler started his professional career touring and recording with Frank Zappa. In 1975, he formed a band with his four brothers known as "The Fowler Brothers Band." He has toured and/or recorded with Johnny Guitar Watson, Flo & Eddie, Ray Charles, Buddy Rich's Big Band, George Benson, Diana Ross, James Brown, Roberta Flack,Diana Ross, Stanley Clarke, Yazawa, James Taylor, The Doors, Manhattan Transfer, Luis Conte, Billy Childs, Chad Wackerman, Brandon Fields, Banned from Utopia, Toto, Steve Gadd Band and many others. Walt has orchestrated scores on over a hundred Hollywood blockbuster films, many of them for Hans Zimmer, and is also featured on dozens of major motion picture soundtracks over the past few decades including Backdraft, Man of Steel, Inception, The Dark Knight, X-Men, Black Hawk Down and Pirates of the Caribbean. Walt continues to tour with James Taylor.


Jeff Babko (keyboards/trombone)

Jeff Babko is an esteemed musician, arranger and composer who launched his career touring internationally with Julio Iglesias right after graduating from the prestigious Miami Frost School of Music. Subsequent opportunities included touring and/or recording with drummer Simon Phillips, L.A. supergroup TOTO, Robben Ford, and Jazz legend Larry Carlton, to name a few. In addition to his own solo albums, he can be heard on the records of Frank Ocean, Smokey Robinson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson and others. Since 2017, he has been a frequent touring band member in the James Taylor All-Star Band. Babko’s musical scoring talent has contributed to numerous award- winning Hollywood films and television. For the past two decades he has worked in late night television as the musical arranger, composer and house band member at Jimmy Kimmel Live and also has a 20 year history with Martin Short and Steve Martin as their touring musical director and accompanist and can be seen in their 2018 Netflix special.

Travis Carlton (bass)

Travis Carlton started playing the bass when he was thirteen years old. He started on the guitar a few years earlier playing mostly blues and rock, but soon gravitated towards the bass. During his high school years in Lebanon, Tennessee, Travis started playing bass in local rock bands. A few years later, he started listening to more jazz and funk discovering music from The Meters, Bootsy Collins, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, among others. In 2001, after a visit to California to see family, Travis decided to go to the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Shortly after graduating, Travis started playing bass for his father (Larry Carlton), who he continues to tour with. Travis toured with Sara Bareilles in the spring of 2003 opening for Maroon 5, and has also toured and/or recorded with Greg Mathieson, Jeff Babko, Toss Panos, Billy Kilson, Greg Bissonette, Mike Landau and JR Robinson. He has been a member of the Steve Gadd Band since 2022.

Steve Gadd Band has released 5 albums to date. They have garnered 3 Grammy nominations and one Grammy Award.