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.

upcoming live dates...

the Asia tour with Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather was a grand success.  many thanks to the crew, Rick Wheeler & Jon Gosnell, the hardest working and sweetest staff ever at the Blue Note Tokyo (Aki, Yuri, Maiko, Toshi on monitors and the whole gang!).  we had a blast.  DVD coming soon...

now extremely excited about these upcoming California dates w/ saxophone master Donny McCaslin.  (Tim Lefebvre, Nate Wood, Zack Danziger also among others)

March 7 / The Jazz Bakery / Los Angeles, CA

March 12 - 15 / Cuesta College / San Luis Obispo, CA

March 25 - 28 / Mondavi Center / Davis, CA

"check local listings" as these dates include some educational engagements.

also Jimmy Kimmel Live headed back to SXSW in Austin in March... come visit!