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Daniel R Gottlieb


Music | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Jazz Music, Drumming, On-line education


University of Miami (1975) BM

SAC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Masters Degree Equivalent Rating (2005)


Professional Musician 1971-present;

Original Member of Pat Metheny Group (1977-1983);

Recorded on more than 400 cds to date.

More than 20,000 live performances to date, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Blue Note Jazz Festival Yokohama; Newport Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Olympia Theater Paris, and many more. 

Drummer, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan BAnd, 2004-present. More than 450 concerts in support of US Military charities.

Drummer... annual Walt Disney World Candelight Christams Show.. 1998-present. 

With Gary Burton

Rosie’s, New Orleans, (Audio)October 1976

Utrecht, Netherlands, (audio)December 30, 1976


With Pat Metheny

Phase Dance, Oslo, Norway 1977

San Lorenzo, Oslo, Norway, 1977

San Lorenzo(Audio) San Francisco, 1977

Wrong Is Right, Oslo, Norway 1977

Jaco (Audio), Hofstra University 1979

April Joy, Hamburg, Germany 1980

Sirabhorn, Hamburg, Germany 1980

Hermitage, Hamburg, Germany, 1980

Unquity Road, Hamburg, Germany, 1980

Airstream, Hamburg, Germany, 1980

Cross The Heartland, Hamburg, Germany, 1980

Phase Dance, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1981

Ozark, Kalamazoo



James, Yokohama, Japan, 1981

It’s For You, Montreal Jazz Fest, 1982

Pat’s Blues (Audio) Montreal Jazz Fest 1982

The Windup, Montreal Jazz Fest (Audio) 1982

The Making of Jubilee-Tribute to Eberhard Weber-Stuttgart, Germany, 2016


With John Mclaughlin

Radioactive, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, 1984

Nostalgia, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux Switzerland 1984

Nostalgia part 2

East Side, West Side, Montreux, 1984

North Sea Jazz Festival (Audio) 1984

With John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana, San Francisco, 1985

North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands, 1986

Pacific Express, Valencia, Spain, 1986

Lugano, Switzerland 1986

Lugano, Switzerland, 1986

Lugano, Switzerland, 1986

Spain(?) 1986,

Misc. 1986



With Sting and Gil Evans Orchestra, Perugia, Italy July 11, 1987


Strange Fruit

Little Wing

There Comes A Time

Shadows In The Rain


Consider Me Gone

Full Broadcast!

Bud and Bird


With Gil Evans

Rio De Janeiro, Free Jazz Festival 1987

Live at Sweet Basil, 1st Set, January 11, 1988

Live At Sweet Basil, NYC 2nd set January, 11, 1988 (Gil’s last gig)

Gil Evans Memorial Concert, St. Peter’s Church, NYC April, 1988

Camera 2 (as above)

Boplicity with Gerry Mulligan

Gil Evans On Muppets

At Sweet Basil



Up From The Skies

1st Tune


Gil Evans Memorial Rehearsal

Up From The Skies

Gil Evans Memorial


Memorial La Nevada

Memorial Bud and Bird

Gil in Perugia Audio




With Blues Brothers

Live in Shibuya, Japan 1989

Montreux Jazz Fest, Montreux Switzerland 1990

Lugano Switzerland , 1990

Hold On, Lugano, Switzerland, 1990

She Caught The Katy, Lugano, Switzerland, 1990

Leverkusen, Germany 1990

Knock On Wood, Ohne Filter Show, Germany

At Skydome with Dan Akroyd

Tribute to Stax (with Booker T, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore and more)

Midem, France, 1994 (although it says 1989)


With Novocento Groove Machine, Beth and Brian Auger

Rehearsal, Italy, 2010,


With Jeff Berlin

Sampling session 2012

Cantelop Island 2018

Live at Rudy’s 2018


With Gary Sinise and Lt Dan Band


At Capitol, Washington, DC , National Memorial day Concert 2018

Ft. Beale, 2018

Las Vegas, Fremont St 2017

Camp Le June, NC 2017

Brook Army Med Center, San Antonio,  2017

Live at CBS Studios , CSI Party, LA,  2015

Kuwait 2012

Movie Trailer 2011





4 Grammy Awards

13 Grammy Nominations

1985- Modern Drummer Best Fusion Jazz Drummer

Included in list of top 100 jazz drummers in history. 


University of North Florida (2005-present)

Gary Sinise and Lt Dan Band (2004-present)

Victor Wooten- Wooten Woods Summer Camps (2011-present)

Walt Disney World Cast (Musician) 1998-present

Product affiliations: DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Hot Sticks, Remo Drum Heads, Kat Electronic Percussion


Grants and Contracts Awarded

2011-UNF Foundation Grant

2019-UNF Faculty Reaearch Development Grant

Publications & Presentations

Published Texts:

Evolution of Jazz Drumming 2012-Hudson Music

Harold Jones- 2019-Interpretation of Big Band Swing Drumming (Amazon Publishing)

10 Educational DVDS- Mel Bay Publishing

1 Educational DVD- True Fire Publishing

Editing and Contributions to : George Lawrence Stone (Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds); Bob Moses- Drum Wisdom; Gary Chester-Ther New breed; Joe Morello-Master Studies

Contact Information

Building 45, Room 1407

(904) 620-3830