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Jonathan 'sugarfoot' Moffett -Arkaba

New Orleans native Jonathan Phillip Moffett began playing drums at the early age of six. By the age of ten, Jonathan was performing with his older brothers in a High School dance band. His gifted abilities on the kick drum earned him the nickname, "Sugarfoot". After gaining playing experience with bands on the New Orleans scene, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles in 1979. Soon after moving to L.A., Jonathan embarked on the Jackson's world famous Victory Tour. In the 1980's and 90's Jonathan was the preeminent touring drummer with twenty major tours to his credit. Jonathan has worked with many famous artists such as The Jackson Family, Madonna, George Michael, Diana Ross, Elton John, Peter Cetera, Lionel Richie, Patty Austin, Cameo and Richard Marx to name a few. In 1985 Jonathan hit the road with Madonna for her debut Virgin World Tour. He also toured as drummer and musical director with Jermaine Jackson. In 1988 he toured with Elton John and performed on his "Sleeping in the Past" album. Aside from working on movie soundtracks including Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America" and Madonna's "Truth or Dare", Jonathan also found time to work on a solo project, tour with Janet Jackson, and complete his portion of a Time Warner Drum Lesson book and CD entitled "Lessons with the Greats". Jonathan's solo project "Rhythmic Circles", a drum loop sampling CD with over 175 drum loops in multiple music styles was released on the Voice Crystals record label. Jonathan spent much of the 80's and 90's recording and working with producer Patrick Leonard. Notably, Jonathan recorded with Julian Lennon, Peter Cetera, Richard Marx and Elton John. Most recently, Jonathan has performed with the smash hit Italian artist, Vasco Rossi. In any scenario, Jonathan continues to positively influence many people with his musical talents.

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Taken on October 6, 2010