Jerry Marotta is a world renowned drummer. As well as a multi-instrument musician, producer and composer.
Best known as Peter Gabriel‘s drummer from 1977-1986. But those 10 years with Peter barely scratch the surface of Jerry’s resume.
Prior to joining Peter Gabriel’s band, Jerry drummed on the 1976 smash hit single “Still the One” by Orleans. This would be the first of many hit singles that Jerry’s percussive drumming style would grace.
In addition, Jerry recorded and performed with Hall & Oats, The Indigo Girls, Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon, and John Mayer.
For the past few years, Jerry has toured with the Security Project. This band reconstructs the music of Peter Gabriel in a live setting. Rounding out the rhythm section is Trey Gunn from King Crimson on Warrguitar Also featuring Gig Performer co-founder David Jameson on keyboards & Eigenharp. With Michael Cozzi from Shriekback and Sky Cries Mary on guitar. And newest addition Happy Rhodes on vocals.
The Bucket List is the debut album from Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta. The Trio did a round of live shows in early 2019 to support the album.
Another staple project is the The Fragile Fate producing progressive ambient soundscapes. This studio band features Rupert Greenall from The Fixx on keyboards. Also features ambient drone master Eric “the Taylor on a variety of musical treatments.
In the summer of 2017, Jerry joined forces with his drumming brother Rick Marotta. This special project resulted The Marotta Brothers Band. The band did a two month residency in Martha’s Vineyard that has now become an annual summer residence for the band.
In between all of this Jerry still finds time to perform the music of Steely Dan with Reelin’ in the Years. Or sit in with Annie and The Hedonists. And even manage the historic Dreamland Recording Studio outside of Woodstock, NY.