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Drum legend Steve Gadd and his accomplished bandmates last performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall at Mosaic Music Festival in 2013, wowing drum fans and jazz aficionados alike. Now, The Steve Gadd Band has released 70 Strong to celebrate the percussive maestro's 70th birthday, and they return to share the milestone with Singapore.
No one else has influenced contemporary drumming more than the legendary Steve Gadd. One of the most sought-after studio musicians in the world, Gadd has left his indelible percussive groove and innovative technique on music from a wide range of styles, making simple drum parts sound like the most amazing thing you have ever heard. The undisputed master of groove and wielder of a supernatural sense of swing has performed with a who's who of music including Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, and Joe Cocker. His percussive magic is displayed in iconic songs such as Steely Dan's Aja, Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover and Chick Corea's Nite Sprite.
At 7pm, join Steve Gadd and facilitator Dr. Tony Makarome for a 45-min pre-show Q&A session about his long and illustrious career. This event is free, but pre-registration and a ticket to the concert is required. Limited capacity. To sign up, visit http://peatix.com/event/101984.