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Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd, b. Rochester, New York, April 9, 1945. Uncle, a drummer in the army, encouraged him. Drum lessons from age seven; sat in with Dizzy Gillespie at 11. 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, gigged and worked with a big band in Rochester. 1972, 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.

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Albums

70 Strong
70 Strong
BFM Jazz
2015
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Gadditude
Gadditude
BFM Jazz
2013
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Live at Voce
Live at Voce
Self Produced
2010
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Gadd Gang
Gadd Gang
Self Produced
1990
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Gaddabout
Gaddabout
Self Produced
1984
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