Steve Gadd
April 9, 1945




Steve Gadd
Legendary Appearanc
e
Zildjian Days 1984


Steve Gadd
No More Blues
(Saudade)


Steve Gadd
Things Ain't What
They Used To Be



Steve Gadd
Drum Solo from
Lucky 13



Steve Gadd
Signed Sealed Delivered



Steve Gadd
Montauk Moon



Steve Gadd
Drum Solo
Westchester Lady



Steve Gadd
Vinnie Colaiuta - Dave Weckl
The Big Showdown



Steve Gadd
Crazy Army Studio



Steve Gadd &
The Buddy Rich Band
Love For Sale


Steve Gadd
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Tokyo - 1988


Steve Gadd
Put It Where You Want It
Montreux - 1997



Steve Gadd
FOUR STICKS


Steve Gadd Band
at Ronnie Scott's



Steve Gadd
Way Back Home


Steve Gadd &
The Buddy Rich Band
Basically Blue



Steve Gadd
Around the Drumset:
6 Stroke Roll


Steve Gadd - The Crusaders
Drum Solo from "Snowflake"
Java Jazz Festival 2008


Steve Gadd - Eric Clapton
BADGE
Hyde Park - June 29, 1996


Steve Gadd:
Yamaha Recording Custom
2017


Steve Gadd - Chick Corea
Drum Spot
Blue Note N.Y. - 2016


Steve Gadd
Drum Solo
Montreux - 1997


Steve Gadd
Fills
Using the Ratamaque


Steve Gadd
CRAZY ARMY
Excerpt..



STEVE GADD
DRUM CLINIC
OVERVIEW


Steve Gadd
The legendary Groove:
Fifty Ways


Michel Petrucciani - Steve Gadd
Anthony Jackson
Drum Solo and more
1998


Michel Petrucciani - Steve Gadd
Miroslav Vitous
Drum Solo and more
1997


Steve Gadd
MANHATTAN JAZZ QUINTET
Rosario Drum Solo


Steve Gadd
Jazz Groove
provided by Zildjian



Steve Gadd
Fast Bebop



Steve Gadd
FINE BRUSHES

Steve Gadd &
The Buddy Rich Big Band
Just In Time


Steve Gadd - Eric Clapton
Crossroads
2010


Steve Gadd
Fast Montuno


Steve Gadd - James Taylor
October Road


Steve Gadd
Drum Solo in Bern


Steve Gadd
Thing's Ain't What They...
Switzerland


Steve Gadd
Lucky 13




Steve Gadd
Swinging the Brushes


Steve Gadd
Things Ain't What They...

Steve Gadd
The AJA Fills
Ratamaques



Steve Gadd
The Cowbell Groove



Steve Gadd
The Steve Gadd Samba


Stuff Live
Steve Gadd - Cornell Dupree -
2 Drum Solos


Steve Gadd - Eddie Gomez -
Way Back Home & Drum Solo
Bern Jazzfestival - Switzerland



Steve Gadd
The Samba Takes



Steve Gadd
Funky Groove



Steve Gadd
SIGNATURE GROOVES


Steve Gadd
Crazy Army LIVE




Steve Gadd
Drum and Bass


Steve Gadd
Swing the Brushes
on a AMPEX BOX



Steve Gadd
The Drum Solo
Bern - Switzerland




Steve Gadd
& The Buddy Rich Band
Keep The Customer Satisfied



Steve Gadd
The Mozambique - with 4 Sticks



Steve Gadd
Around the Drumset:
Body Movement


Steve Gadd &
Giovanni Hidalgo
MD Festival


Steve Gadd
Slowmotion of a great lick
Transcription by Terry Branam



Steve Gadd
The Paradiddle Groove


Steve Gadd
The Drum Solo


Steve Gadd
MEZ-GA
in Switzerland


Steve Gadd
My Little Brother
in Switzerland


Steve Gadd
Appearance PASIC 1995
Phoenix, Arizona



Steve Gadd
CRAZY ARMY



Steve Gadd
COWBELL GROOVE



Steve Gadd
My Little Brother



Steve Gadd
One of the most influential drummers of all time, Steve Gadd set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques and performance, and in doing so launched a thousand imitators. Recording so many legendary drum tracks like; " Aja"," Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Nite Sprite", there is no drummer alive today who in some way has not been effected by Steve Gadd. His influence is still very much felt and can be heard in the playing of everyone from Vinnie Colaiuta to Carter Beauford. And still to this day there is no one who can get "inside" a tune and find the "pocket" quite like the great Steve Gadd.

Steve Gadd was born in Rochester, New York, April 9, 1945.

Steve's Uncle, a drummer in the army, encouraged him to take drum lessons at the age of seven; by the time Steve was 11 he had sat in with Dizzy Gillespie. Studied music at Eastman College, Rochester, playing in wind ensemble and concert band, and at nights in a club with Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Joe Romano and Frank Pullara. After college, drafted into army and spent three years in a military band.

After the army he gigged and worked with a big band in Rochester. 1972 he formed a trio with Tony Levin and Mike Holmes, going to New York with it. The trio fizzled out, but Gadd began to work extensively as a studio musician.

He also played with Corea's first Return to Forever. 1970's and 1980's, toured internationally, recorded with Paul Simon and with Al DiMeola's Electric Rendezvous Band.

In 1976 Steve became a member of the group Stuff with Gordon Edwards, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, Cornell Dupree and Chris Parker, while continuing his heavy schedule of studio work. Towards the end of the 70's, Steve had not only become one of the most in-demand drummers, but he had also become one of the most imitated, and revered drummers in the world.

In Japan transcriptions of his solos were on sale, and all the leading Japanese drummers were sounding like him. Chick Corea commented, "Every drummer wants to play like Gadd because he plays perfect . . . He has brought orchestral and compositional thinking to the drum kit while at the same time having a great imagination and a great ability to swing."

The 90's saw Steve become Eric Clapton's first call drummer, solidifying Steve's reputation as one of the most accomplished and skilled drummers of his generation.

Today Steve is just as busy as he ever was with one of the most intense recording and touring schedules in the business, spending time in the studio and on the road with Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and James Taylor.

Steve's influence on the drumming community can be heard in players from all walks of life, whether they know it or not. His feel, imagination, and abilities are the signatures of his trademark sound. Few others can manage to get inside a tune like Steve Gadd."



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Just In Time
Buddy Rich: Memorial Concert 1989 - Los Angeles

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Jeff Beck - Steve Gadd - Eric Clapton



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Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be
Switzerland 1987

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Vinnie Colaiuta - Steve Gadd



Steve Gadd
NO MORE BLUES (SAUDADE) - Drum Solo starts at 3:50
Drummers Collective 25th Annyversary Celebration - New York

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Steve Gadd:
The Legendary Appearance Zildjian Days 1984
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DRUM SOLO
Switzerland - 1989

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John De Christopher (former Vice President Avedis Zildjian Company)
Steve Gadd








Steve Gadd - Bernhard Castiglioni (Drummerworld)




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Steve Gadd - Paul Mc Cartney




L'IMAGE:
Mike Mainieri - Vibes - Tony Levin - Bass - Steve Gadd - Drums -
Warren Bernhardt - Keyboards - David Spinozza - Guitar





Steve Gadd - Jim Keltner




Count Basie - Steve Gadd




Brian Bennett (THE SHADOWS) - Steve Gadd








some years ago...








Rick Marotta - Peter Erskine - Steve Gadd




with Eric Clapton - Soundcheck
















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