JEFF BABKO

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.

closing out 2014...

this year has been fabulous!

watching my little guy Theodore grow into a full fledged person, and personality!!

Jimmy Kimmel Live closes out another year on ABC, looking forward to our 13th season in 2015...

lots of work here at TudorTones overdubbing the B3 and Steinway and various synths and weird things... thanks to all that have brought music my way!

mixing, editing, creating for a new project called "Crow Nuts" w/ Tim Lefebvre, Tim Young & Louis Cole... with John Paterno having recorded music and mixing... also Alex Budman, Dan Rosenboom & David Ralicke getting in on some horn action... look for it in 2015

one full year of "CAFFEINATED KEYBOARDIST" podcasts... final episode of this year to be recorded next week (12/19) w/ Billy Childs, Deron Johnson & Conan's Scott Healy.  this has been an eye opening and exciting endeavor, and I hope you all tune in-- more to come in 2015!

recent recording w/ Kaveh Rastegar, Adam Gust/Tim Lefebvre, Alejandro Sanz...

some touring coming up in early 2015 w/ Steve Lukather & Larry Carlton in Asia with a smokin' band featuring Travis Carlton and Keith Carlock.---- also a brief stint with the amazing Donny McCaslin in March and some more work with James Taylor!  

thanks for everything one and all this fun and glorious year!!!