Originally from the Kansas City, Missouri area, Jeff started studying music at 7 years old and began playing guitar at 12 years old.  His specialties are composing, playing jazz guitar in a number of different ensembles, as well as teaching.  A graduate of University of North Texas with a jazz performance degree, he has since been growing in the Kansas City thriving jazz scene.  From traditional to modern, he is always trying to create and innovate, while honoring the tradition.  Currently he is playing at places like the historic Mutual Musician's Foundation (including hosting the jam); YJ's Snack Bar; The Phoenix; The Blue Room (including hosting the jam session); McCormick & Schmick’s; Parker at the Fontaine, as well as other venues and high-profile events in KC. These include being a featured act at Jazz Ambassador’s SupperClub 2018, numerous civic events hosted by Mayor Sly James, and more. Jeff’s latest album has been included on many platforms, including regular rotation on Green Lady Radio and KKFI 90.1, and websites/blogs like those of Debbie Burke and Johnson County Library. He teaches jazz guitar at Ottawa University as well as R.E.W. Music. His latest album is “Point Of The Story,” with Roger Wilder, Bob Bowman, Matt Leifer and Ryan Theilman.


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