Jerry Marotta

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Jerry Marotta
Jerry Marotta, drummer.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jerome David Marotta
Born (1956-02-06) February 6, 1956 (age 58)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupations Drummer, Photographer
Instruments Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Alto saxophone, Bass guitar, Cello, Synthesizer
Years active 1973-present
Associated acts Arthur, Hurley & Gottlieb, Orleans, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls, Stackridge, Sevendys, Tony Levin
Website www.jerrymarotta.com

Jerome David "Jerry" Marotta (born February 6, 1956, Cleveland, Ohio) is a drummer currently residing in Woodstock, New York. He is the brother of Rick Marotta, who is also a drummer and composer.

Career[edit]

Marotta was a member of the bands Arthur, Hurley & Gottlieb (1973–75) Orleans (1975–82), Peter Gabriel's band (1977–86), Hall & Oates (1979–81), the Indigo Girls (1991–99), Stackridge (2011), Sevendys (2010–present) and The Tony Levin Band (1995 to present).[1]

Marotta also played drums on Stevie Nicks and Michael Campbell's song "Whole Lotta Trouble" from Nicks' 1989 album The Other Side of the Mirror. He has also performed on albums by Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Marshall Crenshaw, The Dream Academy, Suzanne Vega, Carlene Carter, John Mayer, Iggy Pop, Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello, Cher, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Peter Gabriel, Lawrence Gowan, Ron Sexsmith and many others.

In addition to his work as a studio and stage drummer, he is a singer, composer and record producer. In 1996 he produced Ellis Paul's A Carnival of Voices.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NNDB Website Retrieved March 10, 2007.
  2. ^ FAME (Folk & Music Exchange) Website Retrieved March 10, 2007.

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