Curt Moore

Curt Moore is co-leader of the five-piece Latin-Jazz group Soul Sauce. The band draws on the rich body of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian-influenced jazz, as well as incorporating original works and unique arrangements of contemporary, standard, and obscure jazz tunes. The group uses Eriksen's vibes as its focus with support from Moore's tasteful drums, with Paul Potyen (Pablo Perez) on piano, Al Bent on bass, Michaelle Goerlitz on congas and percussion, and Willie Colon on congas.

Curt has over 100 recordings to his credit and has shared the recording studio stage with a wide variety of artists. Some of these include: Francisco Aguabella, Count Basie Orchestra, Chuck Berry, Ray Brown, Joyce Cooling, John Clayton, Richard Davis, Ian Dogole, The Different Drums, Pete Escovedo, Bruce Forman, Lola Falana, Vic Firth, Mimi Fox, Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Heath, Jackie and Roy, Andy Narell, Patrick Palomo, Bernadette Peters, Rufus Reed, Francios Rabatth, San Jose Jazz Orchestra, Turtle Island String Quartet, The Zone, Wild Mango.

Curt's abilities in all music styles provide an impeccable backbone for all types of bands from big bands to rock, pop, fusion, Latin jazz, and jazz trios. Curt is currently on the teaching staff at The Jazzschool in Berkeley, California, where he teaches many students the art of drum set drumming in class settings and private lessons. He has participated in clinic settings as performer and educator and as a festival adjudicator throughout California and the United States. From 1979 to 1983 he was on the teaching staff of the six-time world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. He received his B.A. from San Jose State University where he studied with Anthony Cirone in classical percussion and graduated with an emphasis in jazz performance.