Tris Imboden (born Gregory Tristan Imboden on July 27, 1951) is a multi-platinum American rock drummer. As an educator, he has been a drum clinician and author of tutorial materials. As a performer, he has been in studio sessions and on tour with some of the most notable and highest-selling musicians of all time. He is now best known as the lead drummer with the multi-platinum band, Chicago.
Imboden's most notable studio session work has included Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins, Firefall, Richard Marx, Steve Vai, Roger Daltrey and Crosby, Stills & Nash. As a touring drummer, he has been with Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Firefall, Cock Robin, Michael McDonald, Los Lobotomys, and other notable groups.
As a full-time band member, Imboden's career has included Honk, The Kenny Loggins Band (including "Who's Right, Who's Wrong" featuring Michael Jackson, the Number One hit "Footloose", and "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack), and Chicago. His career with Chicago has seen the release of twelve albums, several of them certified as platinum.