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.

pictured are some of the recorded highlights of my career thus far, and below the pretty pictures are some additional recordings I've played on that you might want to check out, too!

Frank Ocean: Channel Orange

Frank Ocean: Channel Orange

Superbad Soundtrack

Superbad Soundtrack

James Taylor: Covers

James Taylor: Covers

Sheryl Crow: 100 Miles From Memphis

Sheryl Crow: 100 Miles From Memphis

Jason Mraz: Love Is a Four Letter Word

Jason Mraz: Love Is a Four Letter Word

Mark Guiliana & Beat Music LA: The Los Angeles Improvisations

Mark Guiliana & Beat Music LA: The Los Angeles Improvisations

Nathan East: Nathan East

Nathan East: Nathan East

Don Henley: Cass County

Don Henley: Cass County

Colin Hay: Next Year People

Colin Hay: Next Year People

Alejandro Sanz: Sirope

Alejandro Sanz: Sirope

Alanis Morissette: Havoc And Bright Lights

Alanis Morissette: Havoc And Bright Lights

Maná: Drama Y Luz

Maná: Drama Y Luz

Janek Gwizdala: Motion Picture (w/ Gary Husband & Nir Felder)

Janek Gwizdala: Motion Picture (w/ Gary Husband & Nir Felder)

The Best Of Tiziano Ferro

The Best Of Tiziano Ferro

Tim McGraw: Set This Circus Down

Tim McGraw: Set This Circus Down

La Santa Cecilia: Treinta Dias (featuring Elvis Costello)

La Santa Cecilia: Treinta Dias

(featuring Elvis Costello)

Avenged Sevenfold: Hail To The King

Avenged Sevenfold: Hail To The King

Larry Carlton: Fire Wire

Larry Carlton: Fire Wire

Steve Lukather: SantaMental

Steve Lukather: SantaMental

Lyle Workman: Tabula Rasa

Lyle Workman: Tabula Rasa

David Bisbal: Tú Y Yo

David Bisbal: Tú Y Yo

Volto: Incitare (w/ Danny Carey of TOOL)

Volto: Incitare (w/ Danny Carey of TOOL)

Smokey Robinson: Smokey & Friends (produced by Randy Jackson; featuring John Legend, Alicia Keys, James Taylor, etc.)

Smokey Robinson: Smokey & Friends

(produced by Randy Jackson; featuring John Legend, Alicia Keys, James Taylor, etc.)

Simon Phillips: Out Of The Blue (Live)

Simon Phillips: Out Of The Blue (Live)

Giorgia: Senza Paura (prod: Michele Canova)

Giorgia: Senza Paura (prod: Michele Canova)

Colin Hay: Man At Work

Colin Hay: Man At Work

Michael Landau Trio +

Michael Landau Trio +

Larry Carlton w/ Robben Ford: Live in Tokyo

Larry Carlton w/ Robben Ford: Live in Tokyo

Steve Lukather: Ever Changing Times

Steve Lukather: Ever Changing Times

Nayanna Holley: On Love & Fear (string arrangements)

Nayanna Holley: On Love & Fear (string arrangements)

Larry Carlton: Greatest Hits Rerecorded Vol. One (Grammy award winner)

Larry Carlton: Greatest Hits Rerecorded Vol. One (Grammy award winner)

w/ Shelby Lynne & Willie Nelson

w/ Shelby Lynne & Willie Nelson

Howland, Laug, Morrisson, Pinnick & Babko

Howland, Laug, Morrisson, Pinnick & Babko

Joe Cocker: Hard Knocks (trombone)

Joe Cocker: Hard Knocks (trombone)

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Michael Landau: The Star Spangled Banner

Michael Landau: The Star Spangled Banner

Dilated Peoples: 20/20

Dilated Peoples: 20/20

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: Take Your Pick (Grammy award winner)

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: Take Your Pick (Grammy award winner)

Jeff Richman: Aqua

Jeff Richman: Aqua

"Get Him To The Greek" Soundtrack 

"Get Him To The Greek" Soundtrack 

Tribute to Billie Holiday: w/ various artists; arranger/pianist (Patti Austin, Shelby Lynne, Dave Koz, Babyface, Boz Scaggs, etc.)

Tribute to Billie Holiday: w/ various artists; arranger/pianist (Patti Austin, Shelby Lynne, Dave Koz, Babyface, Boz Scaggs, etc.)

John Daversa Big Band: Junk Wagon

John Daversa Big Band: Junk Wagon

Lyle Workman: Harmonic Crusader (various keyboards, trombone, tuba)

Lyle Workman: Harmonic Crusader (various keyboards, trombone, tuba)

Robben Ford: Keep On Running

Robben Ford: Keep On Running

also Kevyn Lettau "Police", Allen Hinds "Falling Up", Fourplay "Energy" (composer), Larry Carlton & Friends "The Jazz King", HLMP "Live At The Baked Potato, "The Howland/Imboden Project", Colin Hay "The Company Of Strangers", Stef Burns "World, Universe, Infinity", "Made" soundtrack, Jeff Richman & Friends "Live at the Baked Potato Vol 1 & 2", Andy Timmons "The Spoken and Unspoken", George Stone Big Band "Piece By Piece", Cecilia Noël & The Wild Clams "Delivery", "A Gozar" & "Bongoland" and many, many more