Jeff Porcaro

Jazz fusion, Musical Artist

1954 – 1992

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Who was Jeff Porcaro?

Jeffrey Thomas "Jeff" Porcaro was an American drummer, songwriter, and producer best known for his work with the rock band Toto. Porcaro was one of the most recorded session musicians in history, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions. While already an established studio player in the 1970s, he shot to prominence in the US as the drummer on the Steely Dan album Katy Lied. Allmusic has characterized him as "arguably the most highly regarded studio drummer in rock from the mid-'70s to the early '90s", further stating that "It is no exaggeration to say that the sound of mainstream pop/rock drumming in the 1980s was, to a large extent, the sound of Jeff Porcaro."

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Born
Apr 1, 1954
Hartford
Also known as
  • Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Grant High School
Lived in
  • Hartford
Died
Aug 5, 1992
Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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