Drummer/percussionist/producer Steve Moretti is a two time Grammy Award nominee and winner of two Telly Awards. His performances have been described as powerful (World-Herald) and full of subtle nuance and excitement (Cleveland Classic). Steve has had an extensive recording career playing on over 30 nationally released recordings and made his movie debut playing live in the 2014 Clint Eastwood film, Jersey Boys.
Frequently engaged for symphonic drum set performances, Steve’s recent and upcoming appearances include concerts with the symphony orchestras of Buffalo, Detroit, Hyogo (Kobe, Japan), Kitchener-Waterloo, Long Beach, SW Florida, Omaha, Grand Rapids, Hilton Head and appearances at Banff and Ottawa Music Festivals. Steve is co-founder, President & CEO for Macon Pops, an innovative pops orchestra he created in his hometown of Macon, GA with his long-time collaborator, conductor/performer/arranger Matt Catingub.
Another facet of Steve’s career is his production company, Morettiman Music. His wide- range of projects include producing the music for the nationally televised PBS special “A Grand Mercer Christmas” and for the recordings of pop singer Bailey Coates, Joshua Neal, Hip-Hop artist Floco Torres, soprano Leah Partridge, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, and two CityMusic Cleveland recordings, one with cellist Matt Haimovitz, Daniel Rachev conducting, and the second, an all-Mozart live concert, Joel Smirnoff conducting.
Steve served three terms as a Board of Governor for the Atlanta Chapter of the (Grammy) Recording Academy. He is endorsed by Pearl Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads, Audix Microphones, Future Sonics Ear Monitors and Vic Firth Sticks. He resides in Macon, GA with his wife and two young sons. An avid soccer fan, Steve and his wife have lived in Macon for 11 years. He enjoys coaching for Macon Soccer Club, where his two boys play. For more information, visit www.stevemoretti.com.
Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance University of Redlands, Master of Arts in Music Performance California State University at Hayward
Steve is frequently engaged for symphonic drum set performances, primarily touring with Pops Conductor, Matt Catingub.
Upcoming and recent concerts include:
- Macon Pops Orchestra
- Omaha Symphony Orchestras
- Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra
- Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra
- Hawaii Pops Orchestra
- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
- Long Beach Pops
- Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra (Kobe, Japan)
As well as various shows in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Edmonton, Florida, Hamilton (Ontario), Houston, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Nashville.
Current and recent projects of Steve’s production company, Morettiman Music, include producing the music for the PBS Special, A Grand Mercer Christmas that was nationally televised December 2013. He has also produced Hip-Hop artist Floco Torres, singer/songwriter Joshua Neal, soprano Leah Partiridge, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, CityMusic Cleveland with cellist Matt Haimovitz and Daniel Rachev conducting, and a live, all-Mozart concert, with Joel Smirnoff conducting.
- Musical arranger and producer for A Little More Soul, Macon’s Gateway Initiative inaugural project
- 2011 Telly Award for Sound Design (from 13,000 submissions) on A Little More Soul
- 2010-2011 National Silver ADDY Award (from 50,000 submissions) for A Little More Soul
- 2012 Telly Award for Sound Design for the CD recording of hip hop artist, Floco Torres
- Creative Team Member of the Atlanta-based music licensing company, Placement Music. Their music was featured on Super Bowl XLV (Declaration Anthem), Fox Sports, NASCAR, Mean Girls 2, Drop Dead Diva, and can be heard at the Georgia Dome during the Atlanta Falcons’ games.
- Currently serving on the board of the Otis Redding Foundation
- Member of the Board of Governors of the Grammy Recording Academy, Atlanta Chapter
- Endorsed by Pearl Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads, Audix Microphones, Future Sonics Ear Monitors, and Vic Firth Sticks
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