The legendary Steve Gadd performs with the Pedrito Martinez Group at PASIC 2012 in Austin, TX.
One of the most influential drummers of all time, Steve Gadd set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques and performance, and in doing so launched a thousand imitators. Steve has recorded countless legendary drum tracks like; " Aja," "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening" and with artists such as James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Joe Cocker, Dave Matthews, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, among many many others. There is no drummer alive today who in some way has not been effected by Steve Gadd's influential grooves and "in the pocket" playing style.
Pedro Pablo "Pedrito" Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. He began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines and Munequitos de Matanzas. Since settling in New York City in the fall of 1998, Pedrito has performed, recorded, and/or toured with Paquito D'Rivera; Brian Lynch; Steve Turre; Meshell Ndegeocello; Eddie Palmieri; Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill; Stefon Harris; Bebo Valdés; Cassandra Wilson; Joe Lovano, and Sting, (for his rainforest benefit, with Elton John and Bruce Springsteen), Paul Simon, and Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.