The Zawinul Legacy Band isn’t any ordinary “tribute” band. These musicians not only appreciate and value the creative and original music of Joe Zawinul—including Weather Report and the Zawinul Syndicate—but they lived it right along side him. They each have first-hand experience performing and recording with Joe, which gives them an invaluable insight and understanding of his music.
Drummer Mike Baker: After playing with Joe in the Zawinul Syndicate, Mike moved on to become the Music Director and Drummer for Whitney Houston. He’s also been able to work with other great musicians such as Elton John, Sting, Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Usher and others.
Bass Player Hadrien Feraud: Being the youngest member of the Group doesn’t stop Hadrien Feraud from being widely known as a talented bass player throughout the world. At 29 years old Hadrien has already played with many renowned musicians like Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Matthew Garrison and Scott Kinsey.
Percussionist Robert (Bobby) Thomas Jr: Bobby was a member of Weather Report and The Zawinul Syndicate. After his time playing with Joe Zawinul, Bobby continued to play with other great musicians like Stan Getz, David Sanborn and Carlos Santana.
Saxophonist Bob Malach: Bob Malach has had a long-standing career as a saxophone player. Playing along side Joe Zawinul on the Grammy Nominated “My People” and “Faces & Places,” Bob continued playing with other notable musicians that include Madonna, Miroslav Vitous, The Steve Miller Band, and Barbara Streisand