keyboardist/ pianist/ studio manager/ producer/ composer/ arranger/ apologetic trombonist

Jeff Babko is:

a) a piano player who also enjoys the wonders of electronical keyboards and synthesizer thingies.

b) a member of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" house band. (Cleto & The Cletones).

c) a freelance "session guy".

d) longtime touring musical director and pianist for 'funny man' Martin Short.

e) a native of Southern California.

f) a lover of coffee.

g) usually blondish.

hey I haven't forgotten you...

...have you forgotten me?  I wouldn't blame you.  Been a while since I posted here.

I have gig coming up at the beautiful new piano-based intimate "jazz" spot, Sam First, where I'll be presenting something a little different and a LOT special to me.  I'll be performing some new material of my own plus songs by my cohorts, Kaveh Rastegar, Abe Rounds, and Gaby Moreno.  I'm calling it the "Song Circle" and we'll be there on July 22nd.

Also, who caught the Steve Martin/Martin Short Netflix special?  Let me know whatcha thought...! It was fun and it's so nice of many of you to share you enjoyed it.

I have another gig with the brilliant and wacky Zach Danziger as 9:15 O'Clock Movie at a new venue to us:  Artspace LA on December 7th.

Besides that, look for me on the road with Steve & Marty and on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and thanks for paying attention!

stuff coming up

hi people!

I've got gigs and things coming up!  figured I'd share.

Steve Martin's page has all the dates we'll be doing with the Steve Martin/Martin Short w/ Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Babko "See Them Before They're Dead" tour for this year:

short notice, but I'll be playing w/ Matt Mayhall, Paul Bryan & Davey Chegwidden tomorrrow night at ETA in Highland Park TOMORROW NIGHT 1/8/18.  great vibe every night there.

BAND OF OTHER BROTHERS w/ myself, Will Lee, Keith Carlock, Nir Felder and Jeff Coffin will be playing at the Blue Whale on Jan 24th, 2 sets.  rare live set for us!  we hope to see you there.

also at the Blue Whale a few nights later on 1/27 w/ Mark Guiliana's group.

finally for now I'd like to add that my crazy musical movie project with Zach Danziger "THE 9:15 O'CLOCK MOVIE" will be at the Blue Whale MARCH 2ND.  we work really hard on this project and I think it's a fun one for attendees-- some "weird, wild stuff."

thanks for reading!