Atlanta Musicians Tribute to Jeff Porcaro hosted by Jon Chalden (The Rupert's Orchestra, Nathan Angelo) and Ganesh Giri Jaya (Elephant Mouse, Yacht Rock Schooner)
Monday, February 26th
Doors, Dinner & Drinks 7:00pm
Show at 9:00pm
Featuring a fierce lineup of Atlanta’s most renowned muscians, including:
Lil’ John Roberts (Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson)
Scott Meeder (.38 Special, Atlanta Session Ace)
Mark Cobb (Yacht Rock Revue)
Rafael Pereira (Janelle Monae)
With Special Guests Freddy V and Brent Carter from Average White Band!
Holding it down all evening will be the incomparable house band of Tom Grose (keys), Mark Dannells (guitar), Joe Reda (bass) and Mike Veal (vocals).
Little John Roberts:
John works nonstop with Jazz artists such as Herbie Hancock, George Howard, George Duke, Najee, George Benson, Rachelle Ferrelle, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Bob Baldwin, Eric Essix, Rick Braun, Gabriela Anders and Gerald Albright, to name a few. His list of credits also include many of the industrie’s greatest such as: Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Prince, Sheila E, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Al Green, BB King, Paula Abdul, Yolanda Adams, Ne-Yo, Bruce Parham, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Patti Labelle, Juanita Bynum, India.Arie, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq, Lucy Pearl, Musiq Soulchild (Musical Director), Jill Scott, Kindred, Bilal, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dog, The Time, Frank McComb, Mos Def, Common, Earth, Wind and Fire, again, and a host of others.
With Yacht Rock Revue, Mark has performed backing up legends including Gary Wright, Eddie Money, Mickey Thomas (Starship), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney), John Oates, Robbie Dupree, Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special) and many more. He's opened for Ludacris, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and the Black Eyed Peas. He's performed at the Rose Bowl, the College Football National Championship, the NCAA Final Four and a pre-fireworks set for 35,000 fans on the 4th of July at Turner Field — after singing the national anthem with a fighter jet flyover. He's performed on music cruises with Kid Rock, Weezer, KISS, Train, Zac Brown Band, Dinosaur Jr., Emmylou Harris and Heart.
Scott has been THE go-to session drummer in Atlanta for over 3 decades. Besides being a member of both southern rock icons “.38 Special” and the legendary “Tom Grose and the Varsity”, he has recorded with Joe Perry, Kristian Bush, Toni Braxton, Elton John, Phillip Bailey, Earl Klugh, Tinsley Ellis, Monica and Boyz II Men and has brought his incomparable groove to countless other albums and jingles.
ABOUT JEFF PORCARO
In the 80's Jeff Porcaro ruled the Rock and Jazz drum world as the drummer for Toto. Additionally, he played on hundreds of albums, including several for Steely Dan. He toured with Boz Scaggs before co-founding Toto with his brother Steve and childhood friends Steve Lukather and David Paich. Besides his work with Toto, he was also a highly sought-after session musician. He collaborated with many of the biggest names in music, including Boz Scaggs, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Joe Walsh, Joe Cocker, Stan Getz, Sérgio Mendes, Lee Ritenour, Christopher Cross, James Newton Howard, Jim Messina, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Eric Carmen, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald, Seals and Crofts, and David Gilmour. Porcaro had contributed drums to four tracks on Michael Jackson's Thriller, as well as playing on the Dangerous album hit «Heal the World». He also played on 10cc's ...Meanwhile (1992). On the 1993 10cc Alive album, recorded after his death, the band dedicated «The Night That the Stars Didn't Show» to him. Please join us for a night honoring the special gift Jeff had, and the profound legacy he left us with his music.