Jeff Ballard

Jeff Ballard - © 2007 mvonlanthen

born on 17/9/1963 in Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Jeff Ballard (musician)

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Jeff Ballard (born 17 September 1963) is an American jazz drummer from Santa Cruz, California. He has played with Ray Charles and Pat Metheny and plays periodically with Chick Corea in many groups such as Origin and the Chick Corea New Trio. He also played with many New York-based jazz musicians such as Reid Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Miguel Zenon and Eli Degibri. He has also played with the Joshua Redman Elastic Band.

He is currently a member of the Brad Mehldau Trio and co-leader of Fly, a collective trio with Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier.


As a leader or co-leader

With Jeff Ballard Trio including Lionel Loueke & Miguel Zenón

  • Time's Tale (OKeh Records, 2014)

With Fly including Mark Turner & Larry Grenadier

  • Fly (Savoy Jazz, 2004)
  • Sky & Country (ECM Records, 2009)
  • Year of the Snake (ECM Records, 2012)

As a sideman

With Chick Corea

  • Change (Rykodisk, 1998)
  • Concerto (Sony, 2000)
  • Originations (Stretch Records, 2000)
  • Past, Present & Future (Stretch Records, 2001)
  • Rendezvous In New York (Stretch Records, 2003)
  • 5trios - 3. Chillin' in Chelan (Stretch Records, 2007)

With Brad Mehldau

  • Day Is Done (Nonesuch, 2005)
  • Metheny/Mehldau (Nonesuch, 2006)
  • Metheny Mehldau Quartet (Nonesuch, 2007)
  • Brad Mehldau Trio Live (Nonesuch, 2008)
  • Highway Rider (Nonesuch, 2010)
  • Ode (Nonesuch, 2012)
  • Where Do You Start (Nonesuch, 2012)

With Pat Metheny

  • Metheny/Mehldau (Nonesuch, 2006)
  • Metheny Mehldau Quartet (Nonesuch, 2007)

With Joshua Redman

  • Momentum (Verve, 2005)

With Kurt Rosenwinkel

  • The Enemies of Energy (Verve Records, 2000)
  • The Next Step (Verve Records, 2001)
  • Heartcore (Verve Records, 2003)
  • Deep Song (Verve Records, 2005)

External links

  • Official website
  • AllAboutJazz
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