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.

oh hi!

It's been a while folks... sorry!!  thankfully it's been busy...

new string arrangements for Beverley Knight, a fantastic English artist for her Memphis project "Soulsville".  glad we could do this with producer Justin Stanley here at TudorTones with the Songa Lee strings...!

also with Justin a VERY special project that's been bubbling since November 2015-- we just cut 12 songs at Henson for Nikka Costa w/ Strings.  I did all the arrangements and played on it with Shawn Davis, Sean Hurley, and Aaron Redfield, and the legendary Bob Clearmountain at the engineer's desk.  what a treat.  Nikka singing all the songs live with the strings and band... just an incredible experience.

Sock Belt will be back at the Blue Whale August 5th w/ Zach Danziger and Hagar Ben Ari with Josh Johnson and Davey Chegwidden.  the first experience was pretty ridic.

I'll also be at the Whale with the wonderful LA jazz drummer Dan Schnelle on June 24th.  

Remember Crow Nuts on vinyl available on this website and on the iTunes-y kind of places too.  we had a super fun Record Store Day at the world famous Record Parlour in Hollywood in April that was very successful...

I'll think of more later!!  bye for now...