When I am able to lose all sense of self and tap in to the joyful humming of the universe,
music expands my view,
connects me to others,
and conveys hope.
It’s not necessarily about the notes we play. It’s really about the ideas we’re trying to communicate and the humility we express.
That’s what really moves people; what people respond to. They can feel it!
And that’s my aim with performing—for everyone to walk out of there with a lighter sense of being,
To me, that’s what music is all about.
Jeff has toured the world performing as a saxophonist with the likes of Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Terry Gibbs, Joe Farrell, Art Lande, Chuck Isreals, Eddie Marshall, Bobby Shew, John Patitucci and John Stowell.
Jeff studied at Berklee College of Music and California Institute of the Arts where he earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Jazz Performance.
After graduating, he moved to Australia to join the Jazz Studies program as a full- time faculty member of Adelaide University.
Now back in the States, Jeff teaches jazz courses at several colleges in California, repairs instruments and performs his music. His CD’s are available on media page.