Soundtrack: Hand to Ear Media
Jerry Marotta is an anomaly, a peculiar Picasso painting, a cubist conundrum, bursting onto the music scene with no explanation and no apology. Whether you know him for his seismic tribal tones with Peter Gabriel in the 70's and 80's, his intricate percussive rhythms with artists like Indigo Girls and Ani Difranco in the 90's, or the cavernous calliope conniptions with the Tony Levin Band in the last few years, he is a true force to be reckoned with.
But that doesn't even scratch the surface. Jerry is a fantastic singer, producer, arranger, and dabbler in many other instruments like guitar, saxophone, and keyboards as well. This regal Renaissance man is comfortable programming industrial beats on one hand while birthing earthly echoes on any object nearby, including the infamous garden weasel.
He has composed and recorded music for countless television shows, video games, and movies whilst churning out so many album credits that one must set aside a full day to really comprehend the stamp he has put on the music industry. In a world where most drummers and musicians all sound alike, he stands alone as a charismatic legend.
Jerry divides his time between numerous sessions, The Tony Levin Band and running his own Jersville Studio in Woodstock, N.Y. and managing Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, New York.
From his early start with the band Orleans to Sarah McLachlan's latest CD, Jerry Marotta is a juggernaut, obliterating all stereotypes, redefining this millennium of what a modern drummer really is. From his homeland of Cleveland, Ohio to Upstate New York, where he currently resides, he is known throughout the world for his unique feel and vision.
Present - 2008
Continious live / recorded work as well as producing many music artists.
Managing Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, New York.
2002 - 2001
Recordings with Holly Figueroa, Tony Levin, Grey Eye Glances, John Mayer, Tom Pacheco, Tom Paxton & Ann Hills, Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito, Vonda Shepard, Mia Doi Todd, Artie Traum, Dan Zanes
Drums and Percussion for the NovaLogic videogame Black Hawk Down
2000 - Tony Levin, VH1 Storytellers, Jenny Bird, “Me, Myself & Irene” Sound Track
1999 - 1987
Gaye Adegbalola, Amy & Leslie, Joy Askew, Robbie Robertson, Cher, Elvis Costello, “Boys On The Side” Sound Track, “Caught” Sound Track, “Dead Man Walking” Sound Track, Hector Zazou, Suzanne Vega, Bonnie Tyler, 10,000 Maniacs, David Sylvian, Michelle Shocked, Ron Sexsmith, John Sebastian, Ellis Paul, Richard Page, Stevie Nicks, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Maria McKee, Latin Playboys, Eric Johnson, Los Lobos, Jewel, Mitchell Froom, Robbie Dupree, The Dream Academy, Ani DiFranco, Chris Botti, Mary Black
1986 - 1975
Recordings with Peter Gabriel, Tears For Fears, Hall & Oats, Paul McCartney, Alice, Joan Armatrading, Carly Simon, Orleans, Rick Springfield, Robert Fripp, “Birdy” Sound Track, Marshall Crenshaw, T-Bone Burnett