Gordon Gottlieb

Gordon Gottlieb's Biography

Gordon Gottlieb has had an active performing life in a variety of musical traditions. From performing as soloist with the New York Philharmonic to recording with Michael Jackson; playing with an escola de samba in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival parade in Brazil to recording Stravinsky's "Les Noces," "L'Histoire du Soldat" and "Renard" with Robert Craft; conducting at Carnegie Hall to and performing with Stevie Wonder, Gordon has enjoyed eliminating musical boundaries.

Since 1970, Gordon has been actively involved with the New York Philharmonic as an extra and substitute percussionist and timpanist. He also has played with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and Casals Festival as well as with major opera, ballet, modern dance and Broadway orchestras. In addition, he performed at the 2008 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

In the jazz, rock, pop, R&B, folk and world music genres, Gordon's short list includes performances and recordings with Miles Davis, Steely Dan (Everything Must Go, 2003 and Two Against Nature - winner of 4 Grammy Awards in 2001, including Album of the Year), Donald Fagen (Morph The Cat, 2006), Walter Becker (Circus Money, 2008), Keith Jarrett, Ravi Shankar, Sting, Sarah Vaughan, Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, Hermeto Pascoal, Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse, Paul Winter, Pete Seeger, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, Chick Corea, Bette Midler, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Paula Abdul, Céline Dion, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Clay Aiken, Dianne Reeves, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall and Dream Theater.

He has recorded for more than 50 record companies, countless television commercials and the soundtracks of around 180 feature films.

Gordon has given clinics and master classes around the world and taught and performed at KoSA International Percussion Workshops. He taught at the Yale School of Music for a decade and The Juilliard School in New York City from 1991-2014.

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