Jammin’ With Jerry
Jerry Marotta isn’t a big name rock star, but if you’re one of those people who spends hours pouring over the fine-print credits in CD booklets or on the back of vinyl albums, you’ve surely come across his name. Probably a whole bunch of times. He’s a master drummer and an A-list studio musician.
Here’s a short list of just some of the people that have played with Marotta over the years:
Hall & Oates
T Bone Burnett
Tears for Fears
YOUR NAME HERE
Well, OK, maybe you haven’t actually played with Jerry Marotta… yet. But you can.
On Wednesday afternoon, Marotta will be setting up his drum kit under the State Quad archway on the UAlbany campus. Then at about 3pm, he’ll lead an open percussion jam session, and he’ll be playing with anyone who wants to come and join him.
While Marotta will be bringing along some percussion instruments for people to play, there may not be enough to go around, so please bring your own drums, tambourines, shakers or whatever – if you’ve got ’em.
And, yes, it’s all free.
The event is sponsored by University Auxiliary Services at Albany.