Jeff Libman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University. He holds a PhD in Music Education from ASU. Libman is Vice President of the board of Jazz in Arizona, the 501(c)(3) organization that opened The Nash, Phoenix’s jazz performance and education center. As a jazz guitarist, Libman performs frequently in the Phoenix metropolitan area, sharing the stage with some of Arizona’s finest jazz musicians, including Michael Kocour, Brice Winston, Dom Moio, and Eric Rasmussen.
Libman’s most recent album Strange Beauty (2016) is his second as a leader and his first on the esteemed Cellar Live label. Mark Gardner of Jazz Journal praised Strange Beauty as “a most impressive release by a sensitive guitarist with a graceful, melodic turn to his flowing improvisations." The album received extensive radio airplay and reached #26 on the JazzWeek chart.