Drummer/percussionist/producer Steve Moretti is a two-time Grammy® Award nominee, Juno nominee and winner of two Telly Awards. Steve has established himself as one of the most sought- after drummers on the international stage and recording studio. 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 40 nationally released recordings and made his movie debut playing live in the 2014 Clint Eastwood film, “Jersey Boys.” Because of his musical versatility, he has performed with artists from the likes of Josh Groban, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Rosemary Clooney, The Pointer Sisters, Kandi Burruss, Michael Brecker, Michael McDonals, Joe Henderson, and many others.
Frequently engaged for symphonic drum set performances, Steve has graced the stage with some of the world's greatest orchestras including, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has also made many appearances at various music festivals including, Banff, Rome (Italy), Seattle and Samoana (Samoa). 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. He maintains a busy schedule recording drums, editing, mixing and mastering projects for clients worldwide out of his studio and also records a variety of live concerts, some of which have been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today.” His wide and diverse range of projects include producing the music for the nationally televised PBS special “A Grand Mercer Christmas,” recordings for pop singer Bailey Coates, Joshua Neal, Hip-Hop artist Floco Torres, soprano Leah Partridge, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, The Ehnes String Quartet and two CityMusic Cleveland recordings. Steve's most recent project is producing the London Symphony Orchestra on an upcoming release for Navona Records, set to launch in late spring. The project showcases the musical compositions of Christopher Allen Schmitz, including a Violin Concerto featuring Amy Schwartz Moretti and his inaugural Symphony conducted by Stefan Sanderling.
Steve served three terms as a Board of Governors 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.
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