Strange Beauty on JazzWeek chart

Strange Beauty cracked the JazzWeek chart at #37 for the week of November 28 and was the highest debuting album on the chart. Big thanks to the team at Cellar Live and all the radio stations that have played tracks from the album.

Strange Beauty released today

Strange Beauty released today

The day has come: Strange Beauty is available online on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers! Tracks from the album have also been getting radio airplay on 14 radio stations, with more adds every day. Thanks to Cory Weeds and the team at the Cellar Live label.

Mike Wilkinson: Wait For Me! released

I'm pleased to be on trombonist Mike Wilkinson's album Wait For Me, also featuring Keith Kelly, Michael Kocour, and Dom Moio. Some great straight ahead jazz with two horn players, guitar, organ, and drums, and it was recorded in Tempe by Clarke Rigsby at Tempest Studios. You can find it...

"Strange Beauty"

I'm thrilled that my new album, "Strange Beauty," is being released on the Cellar Live label. Playing with me on the album are Michael Kocour (piano), Ben Hedquist (bass), and Dom Moio (drums). The album is available to purchase on Cellar Live's website either as a CD to be mailed...

fall '15 update

It's been a busy fall for me. With Mike Kocour on sabbatical, I've been the Interim Director of Jazz Studies at ASU this semester. I've been getting to worth with the Concert Jazz Band. What a great group. Our next concert is with Cyrille Aimee and Jeff Lindberg on October...

Winter update

I've been spending Christmas with my wife's family in Oklahoma City. It's been a great time and a well needed break after a busy semester. I just graduated with my PhD in Music Education from Arizona State University this month.

I've had a great month of gigs this month, with...

Running From Bears debut CD out soon

Keep your eyes out for Running From Bears eponymous debut album, available in early April! The album will be on sale on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and at all Running From Bears shows. Get ready to run out and get one as if a giant hairy beast of the...

recording with Running From Bears!

This weekend, Running From Bears (with Eric Rasmussen, Adam Roberts, Keith Kelly, Andrew Schiller, and Ryan Anthony) recorded material for a debut CD. Look for the recording in both physical (CD) and digital form later this year!

pdf's of original music & vitae

I've added pdf's of three of my original compositions ("Candle Wax," "Too Beautiful," and "Dopey") to the website. See the tab above. Recordings of the compositions can be found under the "listen" tab.

I've also added my curriculum vitae, which can be found in the same tab as my bio.

teaching jazz pedagogy class at ASU June 7-9

Jeff will be teaching a jazz pedagogy class at ASU along with Eric Rasmussen from June 7-9 at ASU. The class is intended for graduate students in music at ASU or area music educators who are looking to brush up on their jazz teaching chops. Drop him a note if...