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Steve Gadd

The Gadd Gang, Eric Clapton

Genres: Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Pop, BLues, R&B

Steve Gadd (* April 9th, 1945 in Rochester/ New York)
Steve Gadd, born in Irondequoit, New York in 1945, is a session and studio drummer par excellence. Known for his work in jazz, pop and rock, he’s played with legends such as Paul Simon, Eric Clapton and Chick Corea. A master of groove and technique, Steve’s drumming has been featured on countless iconic recordings. If you’re interested in the art of session drumming, or want to understand the nuances of different musical genres, Steve Gadd is a must. Here’s the drum equipment he uses.

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YAMAHA Recording Custom Black Finish

  • 20″ x 16″ Bass Drum
  • 10″ x 7.5″ Rack Tom
  • 12″ x 8″ Rack Tom
  • 14″ x 13” Floor Tom
  • 16″ x 15″ Floor Tom

Steve’s Drum Gear