By the age of seventeen, Gary's drumming had attracted the attention of Gene Krupa, who recognized his passion and musical prodigy. Krupa advised Gary to continue his studies and with Krupa's encouragement, Gary soon became the protégé of the Miles Davis Quintet's legendary drummer Tony Williams. Gary Gold has since played with Phoebe Snow, Keith Richards, Michael Brecker, B.B.. King, Dr. John, Robben Ford, Chuck Berry, Howard Tate, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (Steely Dan) and Bruce Springsteen. His music has been featured on many TV shows and films.
He's co-written songs with Smokey Robinson (“Satisfy You” "I Wanna Know Your Body") and Dr. John ("The Bone"). As well he penned the classic Neville Brother’s Anthem “Carry the Torch”.
His production credits include work with Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, The Neville's, Bobby Womack, Carlos Santana, India Irie, Jennifer Hudson, lil Wayne, Michael Brecker and Stevie Wonder.
Gary Gold received his first Grammy nomination for Smokey Robinson’s "Timeless Love" and won a Grammy for his work on Michael Brecker's "Pilgrimage".
Originally from New York City, Gary currently lives in Nashville with his wife Emily and their son Henry.