Leland Sklar

Iconic Bassist Leland Sklar to Appear at Grammy Museum

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. PST, “An Evening with Leland Sklar,” presented by American Express, will take place at the Grammy Museum®’s Clive Davis Theater (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015). The event will feature an intimate conversation on his illustrious career, moderated by Grammy Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, followed by a performance.

Leland Sklar has contributed as a session musician on roughly 2,600 albums by artists ranging from James Taylor to Alice Cooper, Billy Cobham to Barbra Streisand, BB King to Ray Charles and more. As a touring musician, Sklar has backed Jackson Browne, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Chapman, Véronique Sanson, Toto, Lyle Lovett, Phil Collins and more, touring every year since 1970. Sklar’s success began in the ‘60s as the bassist for James Taylor. The immense success of Taylor led to Sklar being called as a session player for other big albums. Collaborating with fellow session musicians along the way, Sklar was also a member of The Section, a staple group in the L.A. recording scene that included Sklar, Russ Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar and Craig Doerge. Currently, Sklar is touring with Phil Collins, Judith Owen, and his newest group, The Immediate Family, consisting of Sklar, Kunkel, Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel and Steve Postell.

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