We just received updates from Danny and Beth Gottlieb. Beth is currently playing with the “Disney Candlelight Orchestra” along with fellow Grover Endorser Kirk Gay.
Danny Gottlieb is one the most recognized drummers in the world. He is best known as the original drummer in the Pat Metheny Group, of which he was a member for 6 years. Danny, along with his wife, percussionist Beth Gottlieb are full time members of actor/musician Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band, performing fund raising benefit concerts around the world for organizations that include the USO and the Building Homes for America’s Bravest Foundation. Venues have included Afghanistan, Kuwait, the Pentagon, Walter Reed Hospital, Brooks Army Medical Center and hundreds more.
During the past 40 years, Danny has performed or recorded with some of the most accomplished musicians in contemporary music. They include: Gary Burton, Sting, Gil Evans, John Mclaughlin, Bob Brookmeyer, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Airto Moreira, Mike Stern, Jeff Berlin, Jim Hall, John Scofield, Michael Franks, The Blues Brothers Band, Booker T. and the MG’s, the NDR, WDR, and HR Big Bands, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Maria Schneider, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Victor Wooten, Mark Egan, Pat Coil, Larry Coryell, Randy Brecker, and many more. He is featured on more than 400 recordings to date, including four Grammy Award winners. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for his performance with the Chuck Owen Jazz Surge Big Band. Danny also performs with his wife as part of the “Gottlieb Duo”.
Danny is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, and studied privately with drum legend Joe Morello for 40 years. Danny has also studied with Gary Chester, Mel Lewis, Bob Moses, Ed Soph and Jack DeJohnette. He writes a monthly column for Drum! Magazine, and has authored a best selling text, The Evolution of Jazz Drumming (Hudson Music). He has also released 13 educational DVDs, including three with his teacher, Joe Morello. Danny has been on the covers of Modern Drummer, Downbeat, Percussionist, and Digital Drummer Magazines.
Beth Gottlieb, percussion, is a performer, teacher, clinician, and soloist, whose experience covers the entire musical spectrum. She is a member of the Lt. Dan Band with actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, CSI NY), Principal Percussionist with the Walt Disney World Candlelight Orchestra and Percussionist with many touring artists, shows, and recording projects. She has performed and/or recorded with the Disney Company (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and hundreds of sessions of theme park music and a former member of Future Corps, Future World Brass, World Dancers Show Band), Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, Peabo Byrson, Celine Dion, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Natalie Cole, Shirley Jones, Sandi Patti, Roger Williams, Carol Channing, Kansas, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Victor Wooten, Muriel Anderson, Johnny Mathis, Steven Curtis Chapman, Gil Evans Orchestra, Eddy Arnold, Donny Osmond, Pat Boone, Petula Clark, Chuck Owen’s Jazz Surge, Jeff Berlin, Lennon Sisters, Mitzi Gaynor, Rita Moreno, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Bennett, Kansas, Bobby McFerrin, the Irish Tenors, Regis Philbin, Pat Coil and Randy Brecker. She has also performed on timpani and percussion with dozens of orchestras throughout the south.
Beth and husband Danny, “The Gottlieb Duo,” perform many concerts and clinics all over the world including Latvia, UK, Norway, Sweden, US, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, Africa and more. They also love performing for children with their educational program, “The Rhythms of Music and Life.” Both, as members of the Lt. Dan Band have traveled to Afghanistan, North and South Korea, Japan, Europe, Canada, the UK, Guantanamo Bay, throughout Europe and all over the United States for the USO, including performances at the Pentagon, a Memorial Day television performance and a recent movie, Lt. Dan Band, For the Common Good.
Beth has had experience in the world of total percussion, including classical percussion, hand percussion, show percussion, jazz/rock, and rudimental snare drum (She was a snare drummer in Tom Float’s award winning Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps). She has also had an extensive teaching career, running the percussion studios at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL), Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) and Interlochen Arts Camp, (Interlochen, MI). She holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with John Beck, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama, where she studied with Larry Mathis. Active in music education, Beth has held many offices in the PAS, MENC, MTNA, and FBA organizations, and hosted the PASIC 98 convention in Orlando. Beth also wrote “Masterworks for Mallets” (Row-Loff Productions).