Tuffus Zimbabwe, Saturday Night Live pianist

Bill Banfield talks to Tuffus Zimbabwe, keyboardist for the Saturday Night Live band on NBC. Zimbabwe talks about his career, calling the opportunity to play on SNL “a blessing.” He says that he never expected or planned to land the job, but was recommended for an audition.

Zimbabwe also talks about the process of playing on the show, including playing with guest artists. Despite the pressures of playing live on television, he sees it as “just a gig” and says that the band can easily recover from mistakes without the audience noticing. He discusses his beginnings, his parents getting him piano lessons after finding him playing his grandmother’s electric organ.

Listen to the full episode here.

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