Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd Band

Dr. Steve Gadd is one of the most sought-after studio/live drummers in the world. 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 as well as Eastman School of Music. After the army, he rapidly rose to prominence with a wide variety of artists, including Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke, Rickie Lee Jones, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Dr. John, Michel Petrucciani and Stuff. Today, Gadd is as busy as ever, working with James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Blicher Hemmer Gadd, Mika Stoltzman, and his own, Grammy Award Winning Steve Gadd Band!

Steve Gadd's setup

1.20" Constantinople Ride *

2.20" Orchestral Ride *

3.18" K Dark Crash *

4.15" A Custom Sizzle Crash *

5.14" A Zildjian Hi Hats *

* No longer available

Steve Gadd

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WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

"I like the Serenity Prayer. I like prayers that help me stop taking myself so seriously and put me back on track with what’s important, which is that we’re all connected." -Steve Gadd, Jazz Weekly https://www.jazzweekly.com/2017/03/steve-gadd-home-at-last/

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WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

"I don’t want to tell them anything; I’d want to listen to what he was doing, because you can learn a lot from these young people. The one thing I would say to them is to follow your heart. The failure isn’t trying and not succeeding; the failure is in not trying and never knowing. Always give it a shot, and keep your eyes open, because other doors open along the way. Especially today there are so many ways to get yourself out there. I’m not a technical person, but kids are whizzes on computers. They can do anything." -Steve Gadd, Jazz Weekly https://www.jazzweekly.com/2017/03/steve-gadd-home-at-last/

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FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

Constantinople, Kerope, K Custom

Behind the kit

Cymbal Sounds of The Masters : Steve Gadd

Kerope - Steve Gadd

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