Drummer Jonathan Moffett (Nov 17, 1954, New Orleans, LA) began playing at the age of six, and by the time he was ten was performing with his older brothers in a High School dance band. It is his unique work on the kick drum that earned him the nickname, “Sugarfoot.”
Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Jonathan toured with Patti Austin, Lionel Richie and Madonna and served as Musical Director for The Jacksons Victory Tour in 1984. He has also worked in the studio with Peter Cetera, Julian Lennon, and Madonna, amongst many others, and can be heard on the movie soundtrack for Coming To America.
In 1988, Jonathan was brought on to help provide a funk/soul sound for Elton’s world tour, and the album Sleeping With The Past…a project on which all but two of the released tracks begin with Jonathan’s drumming.
Since then, Jonathan has played with Janet Jackson, Diana Ross and George Michael. Jonathan was, in fact, the drummer on the live duet Elton and George did on Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, which was a hit single in 1991.
Jonathan was back with Michael Jackson and preparing for his 2009 tour when the singer died unexpectedly. Jonathan can be seen in the documentary film chronicling the concert rehearsals, Michael Jackson’s This Is It. Since 2011, Jonathan has been the drummer in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson tribute show, IMMORTAL.
Jonathan Moffett Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 3.