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An Evening With Leland Sklar

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome iconic bassist Leland Sklar to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his illustrious career and a performance, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman. Leland Sklar has contributed as a session musician on roughly 2,600 albums from artists such as 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 when he began playing for James Taylor. The immense success of Taylor led to Sklar’s 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 LA 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, Russ Kunkel, Danny ‘Kootch’ Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel and Steve Postell.