Danny Gottlieb

Drummer, Educator


Danny Gottlieb is one of the most popular drummers in jazz and contemporary music. While best known as the drummer in the original Pat Metheny Group, of which he was a member for six years, Danny has performed and recorded with some of the world’s greatest musicians. He has worked with “Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band” since 2004.

A product of the musical education system, Danny earned BM in 1975 from the University of Miami. He has studied privately off and on with jazz legend Joe Morello for over 30 years. Danny has also studied with late studio guru Gary Chester, late Big band master Mel Lewis, Ed Soph, Bob Moses, and Jack DeJohnette. Danny is currently an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, teaching applied drum set lessons, and a Distance Learning Evolution of Jazz Class.

Danny teaches Drums and Percussion during our Programs.