Michael Jackson's Drummer Jonathan Moffett Performs "Smooth Criminal"
Jonathan Moffett drummer for Michael Jackson preforms Smooth Criminal

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"Smooth Criminal" is one of Michael Jackson's most iconic songs - and we were lucky enough to have his actual drummer (who toured with him for over 30 years) come to our studio and perform it! The fastest way to get faster on drums: ►https://Drumeo.com/faster/ Follow Jonathan on YouTube: ►https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtc46UMh6vpiyXcd6Cj4c5w Follow us! ►Facebook: http://Facebook.com/drumeo/ ►Instagram: http://Instagram.com/drumeoofficial/ About Jonathan: Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett has recorded and/or toured with some of the greatest pop artists of our time, including Elton John, Janet Jackson, The Jacksons, Cameo, Lionel Richie, George Michael, Kenny G, Doug Miller, Peter Cetera, Bill Meyers, and Cirque du Soleil, besides guest appearing at popular television shows like The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and The Arsenio Hall Show. Among his biggest musical feats, none come close to his extensive work with the all-time greatest pop artists of the last 100 years: Madonna and Michael Jackson. Jonathan toured extensively with Madonna and recorded drums for several of her albums, including “True Blue” and “Like A Prayer”. As for the king of pop himself, Jonathan was his drummer for The Destiny Tour, Triumph Tour, Victory Tour, 1988 Grammy Awards with Michael, HIStory Tour, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, This Is It, & Cirque’s Immortal World Tour.


DrizzSZN : When he timed the beat at the start of the song exactly on time I knew this motha fucka was gonna be something serious

Awakened citizen : When your music teacher tells you to practice with a metronome.....

Vol deMort : A metronome checks for a Sugarfoot under its bed before sleeping.

Totalavulsion : There are atomic clocks that don’t keep time as well as this man

chris Florida : Oh and the dude in the background is loving every minute!

Robert Oakes : His timing is so good even J.K. Simmons wouldn’t say “not my tempo”


J. Wellington Spitler : Dude’s so deep in the pocket you gotta turn your pants inside out just to find him

J McClain : For those not familiar with drums, this is beyond perfect. His timing is so precise its frightening.

dePOCOunTODO : Michael: What do you know about rhythm? Sugar foot: Yes.

KS.VIDZ : Michael demanded the best in his musicians. Prime example right here!!

Richard Cox : I am sooooo glad these showed up in recommendations....superb skills maestro

Danny Burke : One of the more impressive attributes of a performance like this is the restraint. Most drummers would do a dozen unnecessary fills. This is a true percussionist. 👍

meren pongen : I knew he would kick ass when i noticed that he was wearing a vest with no shirt.

Katz Saga : Michael Jackson was such a perfectionist it reflects in his musicians as well, This guys is awesome! Wow!

Jaska Perttilä : Listening to this made me realise that my metronome is out of time

Matt Rossetti : I felt guilt because I always that this was a drum machine, Well in fact he is a Human Drum Machine, so I was kinda of correct.

lalosoria : Remember, Michael Jackson once said: "When he plays, I feel like dancing" Not a coincidence.

sixnohit : This is like watching DaVinci paint the Mona Lisa. Unreal.

Carol Ware : Standing ovation from me! If that smooth beat didn't make you want to move your body as well as your feet....

Lethal Weapon : 3:30 That spin alone could have blown Thanos into pieces! Then hitting the next note on time is ridiculously impressive!

Alberto Jaramillo : The way he ended the song just gave me chills

Dem Drums and Guitar : He’s smoother than a smooth criminal

Aaliyah Shambe : He snatched my whole weave and then some when he caught them cymbals BEHIND him so precisely at the end!

Mista Carp : Tighter than a nuns.......habit!! I hear they set Greenwich mean time by this guy!!

Prakash Niroula : You've been hit by You've been struck by...a smooth drummerrrr. Aaaauu !!! 😂😂

Scott Grasman : My favorite part was the guy in the background

Richard Fukuda : Such a minimal beat but he plays it with amazing musicianship and technique. Really makes a case for "Less is more".

alex gordon : Masterclass. A privilege to watch and listen.

Stev0theBohunk : That is some precision timing, man. One of the tightest pockets I’ve ever heard. Snare perfectly timed with the claps and cymbals perfectly timed with the “Woo!” Dude is a beast.

kyzee truthahn : the last move is like: IN YOUR FACE

G J : Possibly one of the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on YouTube

Dr Gonzo : Smooth criminal by OJ SIMPSON

Joe Garcia : DAMN THIS MAN IS INCREDIBLE!!! He's turned his drums into a BACKGROUND SINGER !!!

Joe Morrow : Double grab symbols,,,Badass ending 👌

Bobby : that snare sounds insane

Fairool Ahmad : Being with Michael Jackson, you must be perfect or beyond, or else you are not fit to seat on the spot... R.I.P king...

Tory Miller : Legend says now he is secretly being hired to tune the world clock in order to make it on time

THTT Productions : Now that's a professional. So calm and composed no uncertainty what so ever.

Sean_GNM : The guy on the laptop in the back is having a great time

Gooasooh : As a Michael Jackson Musician you had to be this perfect

adon31997 : PROFESSIONAL PERCUSSIONIST!!!!✊🏿👍🏿💯👏🏿 His muscle memory is extraordinary!

Tom_E Calm_7 : This is why GPS works! If he dies, it's back to Rand Mcnally for us!

Manthan Jain : MOST AMAZING DRUMMER IN HISTORY WORLDWIDE. Thank u for that drum cover of smooth criminal.

It’z.Clone : The snare sounds so good man! The double bass I can’t seem to get my mind around how fast it’s played XD

Matheus Peracine : Ele segue a voz perfeitamente ❤️

Plink Lastnamerson : This is laser precision drumming . Next level shit right here .

Mario Fernández Sánchez : Just stay with the one who looks at you like the guy in the background looks at Jonathan.

Bjorn Armströng : One of the greatest ever. HIS NAME should be in the fkn title. Still shadowed by a dead man, unreal.