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Jeff Ballard

dr, *1963 US, Santa Cruz, California
Musician of Jazz

Jeff Ballard (born September 17, 1963) is an American jazz drummer from Santa Cruz, California. He has played with Ray Charles and Pat Metheny and plays periodically with Chick Corea in many groups such as Origin and the Chick Corea New Trio. He also played with many New York-based jazz musicians such as Reid Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Miguel Zenon and Eli Degibri. He has also played with the Joshua Redman Elastic Band.He is currently a member of the Brad Mehldau Trio and co-leader of Fly, a collective trio with Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier.

     
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Cajón
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Fausto on Arie by Ferruccio Spinetti, Jeff Ballard & Giovanni Ceccarelli
Poem on The World Begins Today by Olivier Bogé, Tigran Hamasyan & Sam Minaie
Rajazz on Rajazz by Alberto García & Jeff Ballard
Lush Life on From the Beginning by Matija Dedić, Jeff Ballard & Larry Grenadier
December on Arie by Ferruccio Spinetti, Jeff Ballard & Giovanni Ceccarelli
Lullaby for Ugo on Arie by Ferruccio Spinetti, Jeff Ballard & Giovanni Ceccarelli
The River Song on Arie by Ferruccio Spinetti, Jeff Ballard & Giovanni Ceccarelli
The World Begins Today on The World Begins Today by Olivier Bogé, Tigran Hamasyan & Sam Minaie
The Look in Your Eyes on Arie by Ferruccio Spinetti, Jeff Ballard & Giovanni Ceccarelli
Rising Lights on The World Begins Today by Olivier Bogé, Tigran Hamasyan & Sam Minaie

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
FairgroundsJeff Ballard2019Album
PlayhouseClaus Waidtløw & The Orchestra Feat. Jeff Ballard2015Album
Urban HymnChristian Vuust, Aaron Parks, Ben Street, Jeff Ballard2014Album
From The BeginningLarry Grenadier, Matija Dedić, Jeff Ballard2010Album
Chillin' In ChelanChick Corea - Christian McBride - Jeff Ballard2007Album
New York SessionsJavier Girotto, Edward Simon, Ben Street, Jeff Ballard2006Album
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