Drummer and percussionist Joe Porcaro (born April 29, 1930) plays many styles of music: jazz, opera, rock, pop and symphonic. He recorded among others with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Freddie Hubbard, Don Ellis, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Natalie Cole, TOTO, and Madonna. He lives in Los Angeles and is still active.
Of Joe Porcaro’s four children – one daughter, three sons – his sons Jeff, Mike and Steve became successful musicians.
Like his father, Jeff Porcaro ( became a drummer. He began playing at age seven and was thought by his father. When he was seventeen he became a professional drummer. He recorded with
Mike Porcaro (born May 29, 1955 ) is an electric bassist. He joined Toto in 1982 and also works as studio musician.
Steve Porcaro (born September 2, 1958 ) is a keyboardist, composer and songwriter. He wrote the music for Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”. He was a member of Toto for a while.
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