A native of Los Angeles, Gail Deadrick began studying classical piano at age four. She became the musical director for Natalie Cole in 2000, winning a Grammy Award as coproducer eight years later for her Still Unforgettable album.
From 1994–99, Ms. Deadrick was musical director and pianist for The Colors of Christmas tour, which featured Patti Austin, Philip Bailey, Peabo Bryson, Sheena Easton, Roberta Flack, James Ingram, Melissa Manchester, Aaron Neville, Jeffrey Osborne, and Deniece Williams.
Ms. Deadrick’s talent suits a diverse range of musical styles, including R&B, gospel, jazz, and musical theater. She has accompanied or conducted singers Nancy Wilson, Esther Phillips, Barbara Morrison, Thelma Houston, Johnny Gill, Brenda Russell, Shirley Caesar, and Daryl Coley. She has also toured with Gladys Knight; Dionne Warwick; Roberta Flack; Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.; The Original 5th Dimension; The Pointer Sisters; and Maureen McGovern with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.