An inimitable, instinctive, original and charismatic drummer, Manu Katché has an impeccable résumé. Sting, Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell and Johnny Hallyday are but a few of the legendary names who have called on his rhythms. Born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France, on October 27, 1958, the popular drummer studied music throughout his childhood, starting with piano at 7 and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris at 15. After his career shot to fame working with Peter Gabriel in the mid-1980s, Katché followed a contemporary jazz direction in the mid-2000s, releasing three albums as a band leader for ECM, including Third Round (2010). Along with his own solo recordings, Katché has recorded for various movie soundtracks, including The Professional and For the Love of the Game.