April 24, 2013
California music accessories brand Gruv Gear is proud to feature Drummer Jonathan Sugarfoot Moffett. Jonathan is part of a family of prominent world-class musicians that heartily endorse Gruv Gear products.
New Orleans native Jonathan Phillip Moffett began playing drums at the early age of six. By the age of ten, Jonathan was performing with his older brothers in a High School dance band. His gifted abilities on the kick drum earned him the nickname "Sugarfoot."
After gaining playing experience with bands on the New Orleans scene, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles in 1979. Soon after moving to L.A., Jonathan embarked on 4 tours with The Jacksons, including the world famous Victory Tour. In the 1980's and 90's Jonathan was the preeminent touring drummer with twenty major tours to his credit. Jonathan has worked with many famous artists such as The Jackson Family, Madonna,George Michael, Diana Ross, Elton John, Peter Cetera, Lionel Richie, Patty Austin, Cameo and Richard Marx to name a few.
In 1985 Jonathan hit the road with Madonna for her debut Virgin World Tour. He also toured as drummer and musical director with Jermaine Jackson. In 1988 he toured with Elton John and performed on his "Sleeping in the Past" album.
Aside from working on movie soundtracks including Eddie Murphy's"Coming to America" and Madonna's "Truth or Dare", Jonathan also found time to work on a solo project, tour with Janet Jackson, and complete his portion of a Time Warner Drum Lesson book and CD entitled "Lessons with the Greats". Jonathan's solo project "Rhythmic Circles", a drum loop sampling CD with over 175 drum loops in multiple music styles was released on the Voice Crystals record label. Jonathan spent much of the 80's and 90's recording and working with producer Patrick Leonard. Notably, Jonathan recorded with Julian Lennon, Peter Cetera, Richard Marxand Elton John. Jonathan has performed with the smash hit Italian artist,Vasco Rossi. In any scenario, Jonathan continues to positively influence many people with his musical talents.
In 2009, Jonathan was set to do the "This Is It" world tour with Michael Jackson when the tragic event occurred. Today he continues to express his love and appreciation for Michael through tribute shows and clinics, with the most recent being a 5-city tour in Australia in Fall 2010.
Jonathan is presently on a world tour as the drummer for Michael Jackson The Immortal by Cirque du Soleil with fellow Gruv Gear artist endorser Jon Myron Clark.
About Gruv Gear:
Gruv Gear exists to bring innovative and well-thought out products to creative professionals and beyond, including career musicians, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, mobile producers and more. The company is on- track not only to become a premium lifestyle accessories brand in the Music/DJ and Photo Industries, which is a small fraction of its potential market, but also expand to a broader range of industries that will increase its global footprint exponentially. To date, Gruv Gear products are sold in 5 continents and shipped directly to adoring fans worldwide.
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