Jerry Marotta

Jerome David Marotta (born February 6, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American drummer currently residing in Woodstock, New York. He is the younger brother of Rick Marotta, who is also a drummer and composer.

Jerry Marotta
Marotta performing in 2006
Marotta performing in 2006
Background information
Birth nameJerome David Marotta
Born (1956-02-06) February 6, 1956 (age 64)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation(s)Drummer, photographer
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1973–present
Associated actsArthur, Hurley & Gottlieb, Orleans, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls, Stackridge, Sevendys, Tony Levin, Cindy Bullens


Marotta was a member of the bands Arthur, Hurley & Gottlieb (1973–75) Orleans (1976–77 & 1982), Peter Gabriel's band (1977–86), Hall & Oates (1979–81), the Indigo Girls (1991–99), Stackridge (2011), Sevendys (2010–present) and The Tony Levin Band (1995 to present).[1]

Marotta also played drums on Stevie Nicks and Mike Campbell's song "Whole Lotta Trouble" from Nicks' 1989 album The Other Side of the Mirror. He has also performed on albums by Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Marshall Crenshaw, The Dream Academy, Suzanne Vega, Carlene Carter, John Mayer, Iggy Pop, Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello, Cher, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Lawrence Gowan, Ron Sexsmith, Banda do Casaco, Joan Armatrading and many others. Other notable musicians he has played with on various projects are Eric Johnson, Todd Rundgren and Phil Keaggy.

In addition to his work as a studio and stage drummer, he is a singer, composer and record producer. In 1996 he produced Ellis Paul's A Carnival of Voices.[2] He is currently touring with The Security Project. Marotta currently lives in Woodstock, New York with his wife, where he manages Dreamland Recording Studios.


With OrleansEdit

  • Waking and Dreaming
  • Orleans (1980 album)
  • One of a Kind
  • We're Still Having Fun: The Best of Orleans

With Peter GabrielEdit

With Hall and OatesEdit

With Indigo GirlsEdit

With Tony LevinEdit

With Stevie NicksEdit

With othersEdit


  1. ^ NNDB Website Retrieved March 10, 2007.
  2. ^ FAME (Folk & Music Exchange) Website Retrieved March 10, 2007.

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