Pre-show talk with Steve Gadd
Join drums maestro Steve Gadd and facilitator Dr. Tony Makarome for a 45-min pre-show
Q&A session about his long and illustrious career. Pre-registration
and a ticket to Mosaic Music Series - 70 Strong: Steve Gadd Band concert (at 8pm) is required.
About the artist:
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.
About the facilitator:
Bassist, conductor, composer Tony Makarome is Associate Professor at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (NUS). With a DMA (Conducting) from the University of Southern California and a BM (Composition) from Berklee College, his conducting highlights include successful seasons at Columbia Lyric Opera (as prompter), NUS Wind Symphony and YST New Music Ensemble. As a bassist, he performed with Louis Bellson, Tony Bennett, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra and Quartet West, and he performed as a percussionist (mridangam) in Chennai's Music Season. Makarome is a leading pedagogue of solfegé, theory and jazz. Every summer, he serves at Walden School (USA). Current projects include the Esplanade jazz mentorship programme Mosaic Jazz Fellows and a musicianship course for Perkamus.
Given the venue's limited capacity, seats left empty may be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis 10 minutes after the start, to persons who did not register. Registrants will not be granted entry if all available seats are occupied.
For more information about the show, please visit www.esplanade.com.