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.

um hi again

out with the funny people again... playing piano with Steve Martin and Martin Short on the semi-ongoing "AN EVENING YOU'LL FORGET" tour.  

Thunder Valley Casino- Lincoln, CA 8/12

Harrah's- Valley Center, CA (near San Diego) 8/13

Santa Barbara Bowl 8/14 (with "special guest")

also just finished recording some additional songs for the Nikka Costa w/ Strings record-- sounds really freaking great and I'm proud of what we've done.  

also working on a new FX tv show from "Louie"'s Pamela Adlon.  a really heavy GOOD show with music by Jay Gruska.

gearing up for the Emmys again this year with Steve Jordan and the orchestra with host, my compadre Jimmy Kimmel!  can't imagine how that won't be good times.

also, very excitingly-- look for our new project BAND OF OTHER BROTHERS w/ Jeff Coffin, Keith Carlock, Will Lee & Nir Felder out on Ear Up Records in October.  engineered by Niko Bolas...

but enough about me, how are you?? ;)